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Face To Face New Course 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.

 

Face To Face New Course Role of Health Home Care Managers in Improving Health Outcomes for Clients Living with HIV

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

 

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

  • Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
  • Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
  • Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify the medical, behavioral health and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
  • Develop a plan of care by negotiating appropriate goals, objectives and tasks with clients based on prioritized needs and client readiness;
  • List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
  • Identify the full range of documentation requirements;
  • Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality and identifying when the appropriate Health Home Patient Information Sharing Consent form or related form must be signed by the patient prior to release of information;
  • Identify support services and resources for clients living with HIV.

Prerequisite: None

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

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

 

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

  • Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
  • Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
  • Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify the medical, behavioral health and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
  • Develop a plan of care by negotiating appropriate goals, objectives and tasks with clients based on prioritized needs and client readiness;
  • List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
  • Identify the full range of documentation requirements;
  • Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality and identifying when the appropriate Health Home Patient Information Sharing Consent form or related form must be signed by the patient prior to release of information;
  • Identify support services and resources for clients living with HIV.

Prerequisite: None

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

Face To Face New Course Motivational Interviewing: Skills Practice for Hepatitis C Service Providers

This one-day training is an intermediate 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 intermediate 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 intermediate 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 intermediate 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

Face To Face New Course 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 New Course 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 Harm Reduction Approach Overview

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

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

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

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

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:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

The Point Post Card                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

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

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

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

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

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

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

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:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

The Point Post Card                                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

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

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

Face To Face Health Literacy in HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Care- Health Literacy in Patient Care

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

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

  • Define health literacy, the health literacy disconnect in healthcare, and how this affects patients and the public;
  • Learn about two health literacy universal precautions, plain language and teach back method, to improve communication and patient understanding;
  • Develop plain language and teach back facilitation skills; and
  • Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients.

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

Prerequisite: None

Associated Materials:

CD-Rom: Working with Low Health Literacy Level Patients

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9554.pdf

(Formerly titled Using Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

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 3.0 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

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

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

  • Define health literacy, the health literacy disconnect in healthcare, and how this affects patients and the public;
  • Learn about two health literacy universal precautions, plain language and teach back method, to improve communication and patient understanding;
  • Develop plain language and teach back facilitation skills; and
  • Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients.

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

Prerequisite: None

Associated Materials:

CD-Rom: Working with Low Health Literacy Level Patients

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9554.pdf

(Formerly titled Using Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

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 3.0 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification. 

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 HIV Testing Skills Practice Session

This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

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

  • Recall strategies for providing HIV pre-test messages to clients with special needs, including low literacy skills, limited English proficiency, issues related to capacity to consent, and other unique circumstances or needs;
  • Deliver a preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result;
  • Arrange for HIV care for newly diagnosed HIV positive patients;
  • Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol;
  • Recall responsibilities regarding completion of the New York State Medical Provider HIV/AIDS and Partner/Contact Report Form (DOH-4189), including making an effective referral to the appropriate partner services program; and
  • Recall the rationale and limitations of integrating HIV testing with screening for Hepatitis C and STIs.

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services, including Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and attendance at "HIV Testing in NYS" or an equivalent training.

Continuing OASAS 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:
Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
New York State Confidentiality Law and HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9192.pdf

Expect The Test (poster):

Expect The Test  (Brochure)

Just So You Know (JSYK)

 

 

 

This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

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

  • Recall strategies for providing HIV pre-test messages to clients with special needs, including low literacy skills, limited English proficiency, issues related to capacity to consent, and other unique circumstances or needs;
  • Deliver a preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result;
  • Arrange for HIV care for newly diagnosed HIV positive patients;
  • Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol;
  • Recall responsibilities regarding completion of the New York State Medical Provider HIV/AIDS and Partner/Contact Report Form (DOH-4189), including making an effective referral to the appropriate partner services program; and
  • Recall the rationale and limitations of integrating HIV testing with screening for Hepatitis C and STIs.

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services, including Peer Workers. 

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and attendance at "HIV Testing in NYS" or an equivalent training.

Continuing OASAS 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:
Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
New York State Confidentiality Law and HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9192.pdf

Expect The Test (poster):

Expect The Test  (Brochure)

Just So You Know (JSYK)

 

 

 

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. 

Online Training 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 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 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 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 Improving Health Care with People who Use Drug (PWUD)

 

This half day training is designed to help non-clinical service providers engage with their clients who use drugs around issues related to health care. It will explore the systemic and individual context in which people who use drugs (PWUD) seek health care and the unique challenges they face in accessing quality health care. The training will provide tools and strategies to offer clients when navigating the health care system, highlighting ways to strengthen and build a more positive relationships between clients who use drugs and their health care providers.  

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

  • Explain the importance of health care for people who use drugs (PWUD) with a focus on common co-occurring issues.
  • List common misconceptions regarding PWUD, their health and access to health care.
  • Identify aspects of what is meant by “quality healthcare”.
  • Describe the concept of “Patient EASE” in assessing PWUD’s access to appropriate healthcare options.
  • Recognize key barriers to quality healthcare for PWUD.
  • Apply strategies and tools to enable PWUD to explore key elements that support doctor-patient relationships.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: 0102 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PEP 4 Prevention https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9871.pdf

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal (9829)

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

 

 

This half day training is designed to help non-clinical service providers engage with their clients who use drugs around issues related to health care. It will explore the systemic and individual context in which people who use drugs (PWUD) seek health care and the unique challenges they face in accessing quality health care. The training will provide tools and strategies to offer clients when navigating the health care system, highlighting ways to strengthen and build a more positive relationships between clients who use drugs and their health care providers.  

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

  • Explain the importance of health care for people who use drugs (PWUD) with a focus on common co-occurring issues.
  • List common misconceptions regarding PWUD, their health and access to health care.
  • Identify aspects of what is meant by “quality healthcare”.
  • Describe the concept of “Patient EASE” in assessing PWUD’s access to appropriate healthcare options.
  • Recognize key barriers to quality healthcare for PWUD.
  • Apply strategies and tools to enable PWUD to explore key elements that support doctor-patient relationships.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: 0102 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

PEP 4 Prevention https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9871.pdf

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal (9829)

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

 

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. 
Webinar Webinar: Talking with Clients about Fentanyl

This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

 

Objectives

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

  1. Describe what fentanyl is and the risks associated with fentanyl exposure.
  2. Explore populations that may benefit from messaging around fentanyl risk and harm reduction options.
  3. Discuss risk reduction and safer use messaging specific to fentanyl or drugs that may be cut with fentanyl.
  4. Address concerns that PWUD, and/or service providers, may have around fentanyl.

 

This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

 

Objectives

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

  1. Describe what fentanyl is and the risks associated with fentanyl exposure.
  2. Explore populations that may benefit from messaging around fentanyl risk and harm reduction options.
  3. Discuss risk reduction and safer use messaging specific to fentanyl or drugs that may be cut with fentanyl.
  4. Address concerns that PWUD, and/or service providers, may have around fentanyl.

 

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 Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for People Living with HIV

This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

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

  • Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and
  • Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers or Peer Workers who work with people living with HIV.

Prerequisites: 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:

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

Alcohol and HIV: A Mix Your Can Avoid

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9609.pdf  

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9618.pdf 

Pocket Reference Guide: Mental Health Screening

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9502.pdf 

This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

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

  • Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and
  • Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers or Peer Workers who work with people living with HIV.

Prerequisites: 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:

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

Alcohol and HIV: A Mix Your Can Avoid

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9609.pdf  

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9618.pdf 

Pocket Reference Guide: Mental Health Screening

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9502.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.

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 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 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

Webinar Webinar: Building Bridges to Cultural Competence

This two-hour webinar is designed to explore 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:

  • Define Culture and Cross Cultural Communication;
  • Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This two-hour webinar is designed to explore 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:

  • Define Culture and Cross Cultural Communication;
  • Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Webinar Webinar: LGBT Cultural Competency

This two hour webinar 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.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

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

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

This two hour webinar 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.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

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

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