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Live_Webinar HIV Jeopardy

This interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says - An HIV Jeopardy game, including prizes!  Come test your knowledge while having fun at the same time. Length of time shall be however long it takes to win!

This interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says - An HIV Jeopardy game, including prizes!  Come test your knowledge while having fun at the same time. Length of time shall be however long it takes to win!

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Role of Health Home Care Managers in Improving Health Outcomes for Clients Living with HIV

HIV is a chronic manageable illness when patients are actively engaged in HIV treatment.  In order to maximize positive health outcomes, patients with HIV may require assistance with linkage to care, treatment adherence, retention in care, and addressing a wide range of psychosocial issues that may impact their health. This two-part webinar series training is designed to help Health Home care managers develop strategies to effectively engage, assess and develop plans of care for patients living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
Understand that comprehensive assessments should be able to identify the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
Identify documentation requirements;
Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality.


Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health Home care management providers serving clients living with HIV  

 

HIV is a chronic manageable illness when patients are actively engaged in HIV treatment.  In order to maximize positive health outcomes, patients with HIV may require assistance with linkage to care, treatment adherence, retention in care, and addressing a wide range of psychosocial issues that may impact their health. This two-part webinar series training is designed to help Health Home care managers develop strategies to effectively engage, assess and develop plans of care for patients living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
Understand that comprehensive assessments should be able to identify the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
Identify documentation requirements;
Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality.


Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health Home care management providers serving clients living with HIV  

 

Hybrid HYBRID: Harm Reduction Approach Overview

This 3.5-hour training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm. This course is being delivered live in person and virtually.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define the key principles of harm reduction.
2. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach.
3. Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change.
4. List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors.
5. Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.
6. Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients. and
7. Identify barriers and approaches to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.
 

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

This 3.5-hour training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm. This course is being delivered live in person and virtually.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define the key principles of harm reduction.
2. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach.
3. Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change.
4. List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors.
5. Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.
6. Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients. and
7. Identify barriers and approaches to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.
 

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

Archived_Webinar NYS Peer Worker Certification Program Application Process - Archive

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

Live_Webinar Building Bridges: Cultural Humility in Health and Human Services Two-Part Webinar Series

Training Description:

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities.
2. Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes.
3. Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact healthcare delivery.
4. Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.
5. Recognize how culture will influence the patient's acquisition of services and the provider’s delivery of service.
 

Intended Audience:

All health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities.
2. Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes.
3. Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact healthcare delivery.
4. Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.
5. Recognize how culture will influence the patient's acquisition of services and the provider’s delivery of service.
 

Intended Audience:

All health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: LGBTQ+ 101 & 102: Improving Service Delivery to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Community

Training Description:  

This two-part webinar (each part is a 2-hour session) is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ+ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ+ clients at risk for, or living with HIV, STIs, or Hepatitis C.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ+ communities.
2. Differentiate that sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
3. Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
4. Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
5. Reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
6. Define social determinants of health.
7. Identify reasons why LGBTQ+ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health.
8. Recognize specific LGBTQ+ health disparities among various LGBTQ+ subpopulations.
9. Describe protective factors for LGBTQ+ people that counter health risks.
10. Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ clients/patients and staff.
 

Intended Audience: This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ+ clients or patients.

Prerequisites:  None.

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:  

This two-part webinar (each part is a 2-hour session) is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ+ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ+ clients at risk for, or living with HIV, STIs, or Hepatitis C.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ+ communities.
2. Differentiate that sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
3. Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
4. Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
5. Reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
6. Define social determinants of health.
7. Identify reasons why LGBTQ+ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health.
8. Recognize specific LGBTQ+ health disparities among various LGBTQ+ subpopulations.
9. Describe protective factors for LGBTQ+ people that counter health risks.
10. Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ clients/patients and staff.
 

Intended Audience: This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ+ clients or patients.

Prerequisites:  None.

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Health Literacy in HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis Care - Health Literacy in Patient Care - Webinar

Training Description:

This 1.5-hour webinar will provide health and human services providers an overview of health literacy and give participants the opportunity to develop skills utilizing health literacy universal precautions to clearly communicate with patients or clients. At the completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language, and the teach-back method, to their work.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Define health literacy.
2. Recognize the health literacy disconnect in healthcare and how this affects patients and the public.
3. Develop plain language and teach-back facilitation skills.
4. Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach-back methods with all patients.
5. Apply two health literacy universal precautions and plain language to their work. 
6. Apply the teach-back method to improve communication and patient understanding.
 

Intended Audience: This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

This 1.5-hour webinar will provide health and human services providers an overview of health literacy and give participants the opportunity to develop skills utilizing health literacy universal precautions to clearly communicate with patients or clients. At the completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language, and the teach-back method, to their work.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Define health literacy.
2. Recognize the health literacy disconnect in healthcare and how this affects patients and the public.
3. Develop plain language and teach-back facilitation skills.
4. Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach-back methods with all patients.
5. Apply two health literacy universal precautions and plain language to their work. 
6. Apply the teach-back method to improve communication and patient understanding.
 

Intended Audience: This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Intro to Co-occurring Disorders

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care, and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.  

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care, and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.