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Face To Face New Course Ensuring Competencies for Hepatitis C Testing

This one-day training will define the specific competencies that all staff who offer HCV screening should be able to carry out on a consistent basis in their work with clients. Participants will receive specific tools and resources to assist with meeting these competencies.  Through interactive role plays and real life examples, participants will practice delivering tailored information about Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, diagnosis, disease progression and treatment.  The training will include use of self-assessment tools to help participants build their competencies in all areas of HCV testing, including basic education about HCV, provision of test results, linkage to diagnostic testing, health care services and harm reduction messaging.  

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

  1. Deliver accurate messages to clients about HCV transmission, prevention strategies, diagnosis, disease progression and availability of effective treatment;
  2. Explain the meaning of HCV test results and motivate all clients with a reactive result to follow-up with a medical provider for further diagnostic testing;
  3. Deliver tailored harm reduction messages to clients with reactive or non-reactive test results, including educating clients about syringe access options;
  4. Deliver accurate information about new, effective HCV treatment to dispel common myths and fears;
  5. Practice using Motivational interviewing to promote linkage and engagement in health care and other social services.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of HCV information and completion of on-line training in Motivational Interviewing is required.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf 

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                       http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf                                                                                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf    

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf ?                                                                                                                     

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                   http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

 

 

This one-day training will define the specific competencies that all staff who offer HCV screening should be able to carry out on a consistent basis in their work with clients. Participants will receive specific tools and resources to assist with meeting these competencies.  Through interactive role plays and real life examples, participants will practice delivering tailored information about Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, diagnosis, disease progression and treatment.  The training will include use of self-assessment tools to help participants build their competencies in all areas of HCV testing, including basic education about HCV, provision of test results, linkage to diagnostic testing, health care services and harm reduction messaging.  

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

  1. Deliver accurate messages to clients about HCV transmission, prevention strategies, diagnosis, disease progression and availability of effective treatment;
  2. Explain the meaning of HCV test results and motivate all clients with a reactive result to follow-up with a medical provider for further diagnostic testing;
  3. Deliver tailored harm reduction messages to clients with reactive or non-reactive test results, including educating clients about syringe access options;
  4. Deliver accurate information about new, effective HCV treatment to dispel common myths and fears;
  5. Practice using Motivational interviewing to promote linkage and engagement in health care and other social services.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of HCV information and completion of on-line training in Motivational Interviewing is required.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf 

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards                                                                                                                                                           http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                       http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                     http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf                                                                                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                                                                                    http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf                                                 

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care                                                http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf    

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf ?                                                                                                                     

Hepatitis C Notepads (reactive)                                                                                   http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

?Hepatitis C Notepads (non-reactive)                                                                                                                                               http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

 

 

Online Training New Course Harm Reduction Approach Overview Webinar - Archive

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

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

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

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

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Online Training New Course Hepatitis C Basics - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

 Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

 Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

Face To Face New Course Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

This one day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

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

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

This one day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

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

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Face To Face New Course Hepatitis C Medical Care and Treatment Update for Peer Workers

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Non-Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads (Non-Reactive)

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Online Training New Course Talking with Clients about Hepatitis C Treatment - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Face To Face New Course Targeting Recruitment to Promote HIV Testing: Capacity Building Initiative for Program Managers and Senior Staff

In NYS, approximately 10,000 individuals are living with HIV and are unaware of their HIV status. HIV testing programs must establish targeted recruitment plans if they are to reach individuals who have not been tested for HIV. This one-day training is intended to increase the capacity of community based HIV testing programs to plan, design and conduct well-informed targeted recruitment efforts to promote HIV testing among people who are at high risk of HIV.  This training will review the use of quantitative approaches (surveillance data, program data, brief surveys, and other) and qualitative approaches (focus groups, stakeholder interviews, engaging champions) to refine HIV testing recruitment efforts. 

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

  • Use quantitative data such as surveillance reports, program data and brief surveys to  more effectively strategize for recruitment related to HIV testing;
  • Use qualitative methods such as focus groups and stakeholder interviews to better understand the priority population, including how to engage and motivate individuals at high risk to learn their HIV status;
  • Build trusting relationships with individuals in the priority population; 
  • Identify potential barriers to priority populations utilizing HIV Testing Services;
  • Embed HIV testing services as part of other community activities;
  • Develop a plan for data collection;
  • Determine if a recruitment plan is providing desired outcomes related to HIV testing.

Audience: Program managers and senior staff of agencies who plan and/or conduct recruitment activities for targeted HIV testing. 

Prerequisite: None.

Related Educational Materials:?

?Sex Never Gets Old (booklet): 

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9103.pdf

Just So you Know:

 

 

In NYS, approximately 10,000 individuals are living with HIV and are unaware of their HIV status. HIV testing programs must establish targeted recruitment plans if they are to reach individuals who have not been tested for HIV. This one-day training is intended to increase the capacity of community based HIV testing programs to plan, design and conduct well-informed targeted recruitment efforts to promote HIV testing among people who are at high risk of HIV.  This training will review the use of quantitative approaches (surveillance data, program data, brief surveys, and other) and qualitative approaches (focus groups, stakeholder interviews, engaging champions) to refine HIV testing recruitment efforts. 

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

  • Use quantitative data such as surveillance reports, program data and brief surveys to  more effectively strategize for recruitment related to HIV testing;
  • Use qualitative methods such as focus groups and stakeholder interviews to better understand the priority population, including how to engage and motivate individuals at high risk to learn their HIV status;
  • Build trusting relationships with individuals in the priority population; 
  • Identify potential barriers to priority populations utilizing HIV Testing Services;
  • Embed HIV testing services as part of other community activities;
  • Develop a plan for data collection;
  • Determine if a recruitment plan is providing desired outcomes related to HIV testing.

Audience: Program managers and senior staff of agencies who plan and/or conduct recruitment activities for targeted HIV testing. 

Prerequisite: None.

Related Educational Materials:?

?Sex Never Gets Old (booklet): 

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9103.pdf

Just So you Know:

 

 

Face To Face Advanced Motivational Interviewing - Applying the Four Processes

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course builds on the basic core communication skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and provides an overview of the four processes of the MI approach.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice each of the processes and utilize MI tools and techniques to help clients move in the direction of changing risky behaviors.

Objectives – at the conclusion of this training, participants will have increased capacity to:

  • Describe the 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe and practice the core skills of engaging with a client.
  • Identify and practice the steps of focusing with a client.
  • Address ambivalence and elicit motivations and change talk with a client.
  • Develop a plan for behavior change with a client.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction, as well as a basic understanding of MI and the core communication skills used in MI.

 

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course builds on the basic core communication skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and provides an overview of the four processes of the MI approach.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice each of the processes and utilize MI tools and techniques to help clients move in the direction of changing risky behaviors.

Objectives – at the conclusion of this training, participants will have increased capacity to:

  • Describe the 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe and practice the core skills of engaging with a client.
  • Identify and practice the steps of focusing with a client.
  • Address ambivalence and elicit motivations and change talk with a client.
  • Develop a plan for behavior change with a client.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction, as well as a basic understanding of MI and the core communication skills used in MI.

 

Face To Face From Stigma to Affirmation

This full day training will build skills for providing stigma-free, affirming services to people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs and people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and gender non-conforming. This interactive training will define stigma, raise awareness about the impact of stigma and provide concrete skills and resources for providing affirming services. 

Objectives:

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

1.       Define enacted stigma, anticipated stigma, internalized stigma, intersectional stigma and microaggression;

2.       Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices;

3.       Reflect on the impact of stigma, both personally and professionally;

4.       Identify at least three negative impacts of stigma on access to care, retention in care and health outcomes for the people you serve;

5.       Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma;

6.       Describe the principles of trauma-informed care as they relate to providing stigma-free, affirming services;

7.       Enter dialogue with colleagues, supervisors and people you supervise about moving from a judgement based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services.

 

Audience:   All health and human services providers who work with people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs and people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and gender non-confirming.

 

This full day training will build skills for providing stigma-free, affirming services to people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs and people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and gender non-conforming. This interactive training will define stigma, raise awareness about the impact of stigma and provide concrete skills and resources for providing affirming services. 

Objectives:

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

1.       Define enacted stigma, anticipated stigma, internalized stigma, intersectional stigma and microaggression;

2.       Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices;

3.       Reflect on the impact of stigma, both personally and professionally;

4.       Identify at least three negative impacts of stigma on access to care, retention in care and health outcomes for the people you serve;

5.       Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma;

6.       Describe the principles of trauma-informed care as they relate to providing stigma-free, affirming services;

7.       Enter dialogue with colleagues, supervisors and people you supervise about moving from a judgement based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services.

 

Audience:   All health and human services providers who work with people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs and people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and gender non-confirming.

 

Webinar Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Webinar

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

Face To Face Hepatitis C Prevention with Young People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.

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

  • Describe the scope of HCV infection in young PWIDs;
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of HCV infections among young persons and the prescription drug epidemic;
  • Identify factors impacting young PWIDs’ vulnerability to HCV infection;
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provision;
  • Formulate effective prevention messages that address young PWIDs’ risk behaviors related to drug use; and
  • Identify strategies for HCV prevention, care and treatment for young PWID.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.

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

  • Describe the scope of HCV infection in young PWIDs;
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of HCV infections among young persons and the prescription drug epidemic;
  • Identify factors impacting young PWIDs’ vulnerability to HCV infection;
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provision;
  • Formulate effective prevention messages that address young PWIDs’ risk behaviors related to drug use; and
  • Identify strategies for HCV prevention, care and treatment for young PWID.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Face To Face HIV Navigation Services (HNS)

This 2-day training is designed to improve navigation skills for those delivery prevention services to persons living with HIV and individuals at elevated risk for HIV infection. HIV navigation is a process of service delivery to help a person obtain timely, essential and appropriate HIV-related medical and social services to optimize his or her health and prevent HIV transmission and acquisition. Navigation includes linking persons to health care systems, assisting with health insurance and transportation, identifying and reducing barriers to care, and tailoring health education to the client to influence his or her health-related attitudes and behaviors. 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how navigation services support at-risk populations (persons living with HIV and persons at elevated risk for HIV infection);
  • Name the components of the HIV Navigation Services Model;
  • Describe how navigators work as part of a professional team;
  • Identify the skills necessary to support a client through the HIV care continuum;
  • Identify the required core skills of HIV navigation services;
  • Demonstrate HIV navigation services skills;
  • List areas of need for Navigator professional development;
  • Examine organizational capability to provide navigation services;
  • Identify next steps to enhance organizational capacity;
  • Describe how quality assurance components support clients, navigators and agencies.

This 2-day training is designed to improve navigation skills for those delivery prevention services to persons living with HIV and individuals at elevated risk for HIV infection. HIV navigation is a process of service delivery to help a person obtain timely, essential and appropriate HIV-related medical and social services to optimize his or her health and prevent HIV transmission and acquisition. Navigation includes linking persons to health care systems, assisting with health insurance and transportation, identifying and reducing barriers to care, and tailoring health education to the client to influence his or her health-related attitudes and behaviors. 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how navigation services support at-risk populations (persons living with HIV and persons at elevated risk for HIV infection);
  • Name the components of the HIV Navigation Services Model;
  • Describe how navigators work as part of a professional team;
  • Identify the skills necessary to support a client through the HIV care continuum;
  • Identify the required core skills of HIV navigation services;
  • Demonstrate HIV navigation services skills;
  • List areas of need for Navigator professional development;
  • Examine organizational capability to provide navigation services;
  • Identify next steps to enhance organizational capacity;
  • Describe how quality assurance components support clients, navigators and agencies.
Face To Face Motivational Interviewing: Skills Practice for Hepatitis C Service Providers

This one-day training is an advanced skills practice course. The course will provide participants with an opportunity to practice using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to engage and support people living with or at risk of acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).  This course will review Motivational Interviewing techniques, including how to recognize and reinforce change talk to address client ambivalence; explore client resistance related to HCV prevention and care; and practice strategies to manage client resistance to HCV prevention and care.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall strategies for providing key points of information about HCV to clients  
  2. Describe the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Review the purpose of Motivational Interviewing.
  4. Review core communication skills to evoke and elicit change talk.
  5. Recognize change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  6. Reinforce change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  7. Practice MI-consistent information exchange (i.e., Elicit-Provide-Elicit) in response to individuals’ HCV concerns and questions about prevention, care and treatment.
  8. Practice using MI techniques and skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summary) to elicit and reinforce change talk surrounding HCV prevention, care and treatment.

Audience: Health and human service providers, including Peer Workers, who work with people living with or at-risk for acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course. Participants registering for this course should have prior training or experience in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Approach, and Hepatitis C. You can click on the following links to find future offerings of these courses

This one-day training is an advanced skills practice course. The course will provide participants with an opportunity to practice using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to engage and support people living with or at risk of acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).  This course will review Motivational Interviewing techniques, including how to recognize and reinforce change talk to address client ambivalence; explore client resistance related to HCV prevention and care; and practice strategies to manage client resistance to HCV prevention and care.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall strategies for providing key points of information about HCV to clients  
  2. Describe the spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Review the purpose of Motivational Interviewing.
  4. Review core communication skills to evoke and elicit change talk.
  5. Recognize change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  6. Reinforce change talk related to HCV prevention, care and treatment.
  7. Practice MI-consistent information exchange (i.e., Elicit-Provide-Elicit) in response to individuals’ HCV concerns and questions about prevention, care and treatment.
  8. Practice using MI techniques and skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summary) to elicit and reinforce change talk surrounding HCV prevention, care and treatment.

Audience: Health and human service providers, including Peer Workers, who work with people living with or at-risk for acquiring hepatitis C (HCV).

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course. Participants registering for this course should have prior training or experience in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Approach, and Hepatitis C. You can click on the following links to find future offerings of these courses

Online Training Naloxone Dispensing in Pharmacies and the Naloxone Copayment Assistance Program- ARCHIVE

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

By the end of this archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

By the end of this archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 
Face To Face Substance Use 101

This one-day training will review basic information about substance use with a focus on why people use substances, common drugs people use, how these impact a person and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used drugs (Cocaine/crack, heroin, marijuana, K2, MDMA, methamphetamine, etc.) and explain what they look like, cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

By the end of the training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging PWUD in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm
  5. Describe the drug treatment landscape in NYS as well as the requirements, benefits, and deficits of different types of treatments

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

This one-day training will review basic information about substance use with a focus on why people use substances, common drugs people use, how these impact a person and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used drugs (Cocaine/crack, heroin, marijuana, K2, MDMA, methamphetamine, etc.) and explain what they look like, cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

By the end of the training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging PWUD in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm
  5. Describe the drug treatment landscape in NYS as well as the requirements, benefits, and deficits of different types of treatments

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

Webinar Webinar: Role of Non-clinicians in Promoting PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This 2-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

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

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP including the PrEP/PEP Voluntary Provider Directory;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.;
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;

Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP

Target Audience

The principle target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who:

  • are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP
  • Peer Workers who work with people at risk with HIV and STDs

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This 2-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

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

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP including the PrEP/PEP Voluntary Provider Directory;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.;
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;

Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP

Target Audience

The principle target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who:

  • are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP
  • Peer Workers who work with people at risk with HIV and STDs

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

Online Training What’s the Scoop on Fentanyl? - Archive

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.
Face To Face Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color

This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services providers will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

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

  • Recall the range of diverse identities, lifestyles and cultures of young YMSM of color;
  • Identify the social stressors and other internal and external influences experienced by young YMSM of color including stigma, discrimination and internalized homophobia and how they can create conditions that impact risk-taking behavior;
  • Describe the components of sexual health for YMSM of color that impact health and sexual behaviors;
  • Discuss the influence of social media around risk-taking behaviors and sexual health messages;
  • Identify strategies for engaging YMSM of color into sexual health services and how engagement is impacted by the principles of participation, accessibility, and equity; and
  • Practice communicating about key prevention strategies such as status disclosure, treatment adherence, strategic positioning, early identification and treatment of STIs and others.

Audience: Any health and human service provider or Peer Worker who works with young people. 

Prerequisite: Prior attendance at the NYS AIDS Institute training “Sex, Gender and HIV.”

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

RU + Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf

Your Brother's Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0216.pdf

Talking with Young People: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0243.pdf

Talking with Young People: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0246.pdf

This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services providers will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

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

  • Recall the range of diverse identities, lifestyles and cultures of young YMSM of color;
  • Identify the social stressors and other internal and external influences experienced by young YMSM of color including stigma, discrimination and internalized homophobia and how they can create conditions that impact risk-taking behavior;
  • Describe the components of sexual health for YMSM of color that impact health and sexual behaviors;
  • Discuss the influence of social media around risk-taking behaviors and sexual health messages;
  • Identify strategies for engaging YMSM of color into sexual health services and how engagement is impacted by the principles of participation, accessibility, and equity; and
  • Practice communicating about key prevention strategies such as status disclosure, treatment adherence, strategic positioning, early identification and treatment of STIs and others.

Audience: Any health and human service provider or Peer Worker who works with young people. 

Prerequisite: Prior attendance at the NYS AIDS Institute training “Sex, Gender and HIV.”

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

RU + Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf

Your Brother's Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0216.pdf

Talking with Young People: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0243.pdf

Talking with Young People: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0246.pdf

Face To Face LGBT Cultural Competency

This one-day training 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, bi-sexual, transgender 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.

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

  • Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities;
  • Differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum;
  • Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected;
  • Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression;
  • 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;
  • Define social determinants of health;
  • Identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • Recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations;
  • Describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks; and
  • Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

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

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Associated Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV - Brochure

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV - Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

RU+Scratch Off Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9634.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9635.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9636.pd

fhttp://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9637.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9638.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9639.pdf

This one-day training 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, bi-sexual, transgender 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.

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

  • Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities;
  • Differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum;
  • Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected;
  • Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression;
  • 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;
  • Define social determinants of health;
  • Identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • Recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations;
  • Describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks; and
  • Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

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

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Associated Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV - Brochure

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV - Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

RU+Scratch Off Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9634.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9635.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9636.pd

fhttp://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9637.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9638.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9639.pdf

Face To Face Building Bridges to Cultural Competency

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

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

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

Audience: Any health and human serivce provider or Peer Worker

Prerequisite: None

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

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

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

Audience: Any health and human serivce provider or Peer Worker

Prerequisite: None

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

Face To Face Sex, Gender and HIV/STDs

This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.

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

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client's sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk reduction;
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client's sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Worker. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet):

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

Sex Never Gets Old:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9103.pdf

Talking with Young People: 

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.

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

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client's sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk reduction;
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client's sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Worker. 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet):

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

Sex Never Gets Old:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9103.pdf

Talking with Young People: 

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

Face To Face Motivational Interviewing

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course will provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its value as a client-centered directive intervention. The course focuses on helping providers address client ambivalence and the use of tools to help clients move towards less risky behaviors and change.

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

  • Review general principles of Motivational Interviewing;
  • Engage clients more effectively during service delivery;
  • Apply Motivational Interviewing techniques and practice skills;
  • Respond more effectively to client resistance and reluctance; and
  • Identify client’s stage(s) of change and apply appropriate motivational techniques.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Worker. 

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course will provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its value as a client-centered directive intervention. The course focuses on helping providers address client ambivalence and the use of tools to help clients move towards less risky behaviors and change.

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

  • Review general principles of Motivational Interviewing;
  • Engage clients more effectively during service delivery;
  • Apply Motivational Interviewing techniques and practice skills;
  • Respond more effectively to client resistance and reluctance; and
  • Identify client’s stage(s) of change and apply appropriate motivational techniques.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Worker. 

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Face To Face Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

This one-day training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

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

  • Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;
  • Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and
  • Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Audience: Any health or human service provider or Peer Worker

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1846.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/16019.pdf

100 Questions and Answers About HIV/AIDS:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0213.pdf

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

This one-day training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

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

  • Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;
  • Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and
  • Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Audience: Any health or human service provider or Peer Worker

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Associated Materials:

HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1846.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/16019.pdf

100 Questions and Answers About HIV/AIDS:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0213.pdf

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3806.pdf

Face To Face Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions

This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

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

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions. 

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

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

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions. 

Prerequisite: None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Face To Face Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence for HIV Positive Individuals

This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Identify the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Identify the routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV, including methods used to assess and measure adherence
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Identify when referrals to specialty care may be needed
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9388.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9389.pdf

HIV and Smoking: It's time to Live: 

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9533.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9549.pdf

Managing Side Effects of HIV Medications (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9408.pdf
Side Effects of HIV Medications (stand-alone chart): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9412.pdf
Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf
Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9689.pdf

HIV Provider Notepads  

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0155.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0156.pdf

General:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0157.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0158.pdf

HIV Uninsured Care Programs Brochure:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9211.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9212.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9197.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9198.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9214.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9200.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9199.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9213.pdf

ADAP Plus Program:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9205.pdf

This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Identify the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Identify the routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV, including methods used to assess and measure adherence
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Identify when referrals to specialty care may be needed
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9388.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9389.pdf

HIV and Smoking: It's time to Live: 

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9533.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9549.pdf

Managing Side Effects of HIV Medications (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9408.pdf
Side Effects of HIV Medications (stand-alone chart): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9412.pdf
Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf
Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9689.pdf

HIV Provider Notepads  

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0155.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0156.pdf

General:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0157.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0158.pdf

HIV Uninsured Care Programs Brochure:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9211.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9212.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9197.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9198.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9214.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9200.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9199.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9213.pdf

ADAP Plus Program:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9205.pdf

Face To Face Hepatitis C Screening, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care

This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with HCV. 

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

  • Describe the burden of HCV disease;
  • Identify HCV risk groups;
  • Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test;
  • Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the meaning of their results;
  • Demonstrate the delivery of accurate HCV counseling messages based on test result;
  • State and explain the importance of linking people infected with HCV to care;
  • List two barriers and two solutions to effectively linking HCV infected persons to care; and
  • State at least two core components of an effective active HCV linkage to care model.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Work involved in HCV screening or linkage to care services. 

Prerequisite:  It is strongly recommended that participants have basic knowledge of HCV or have previously attended, ‘Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Your Work,’ or, ‘HIV and HCV Co-infection,’ trainings.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
What Do You Know About Hepatitis C and HIV? (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9602.pdf

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with HCV. 

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

  • Describe the burden of HCV disease;
  • Identify HCV risk groups;
  • Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test;
  • Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the meaning of their results;
  • Demonstrate the delivery of accurate HCV counseling messages based on test result;
  • State and explain the importance of linking people infected with HCV to care;
  • List two barriers and two solutions to effectively linking HCV infected persons to care; and
  • State at least two core components of an effective active HCV linkage to care model.

Audience: Any health or human services provider or Peer Work involved in HCV screening or linkage to care services. 

Prerequisite:  It is strongly recommended that participants have basic knowledge of HCV or have previously attended, ‘Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Your Work,’ or, ‘HIV and HCV Co-infection,’ trainings.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
What Do You Know About Hepatitis C and HIV? (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9602.pdf

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Training Care for the HIV Positive Transgender Client - Archive

This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in February 2014 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD, AAHIVS, Chief Medical Officer, Harlem United

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in February 2014 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD, AAHIVS, Chief Medical Officer, Harlem United

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.