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Peer Certification Information and Resources

The AIDS Institute (AI) has, for many years, recognized the important role that peers can play in improving health outcomes and many health and social service programs have a long history of successfully engaging clients in a wide range of activities. Peer certification is highlighted in the NYS Blueprint for Ending the AIDS Epidemic and peer services can play a key role in meeting the state’s goals of increasing linkage and retention in care, rates of viral suppression and preventing new infections.

Notice to Certified Peer Worker Applicants: Applications for NYS Peer Worker Certification in HIV, HCV, HR are reviewed every 3-4 months during meetings of the Peer Review Board. Applicants should plan to submit their applications at least two weeks before these dates to give time for applications to be prepared for review. The next Peer Review Board meeting will be held in May 8, 2020.

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