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2 Day STD Intensive Course for Clinicians
(2 days)

This two-day course is a comprehensive presentation of the diagnosis, treatment and syndromal management of bacterial and viral STDs - including an update of currently available STD tests and test performance characteristics.

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Review of sexual history taking, examination, and behavioral change counseling of clients with STDs, including HIV; and
  • One days of hands-on clinical and laboratory experience in a busy, urban STD clinic, with a clinical preceptor. 

Prerequisite: You must be a clinician.

Audience: Clinicians working in STD, family planning, or other primary care clinics.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
2-Day STD Intensive Didactic/Clinical
(2 days)

 

Highlights: 

 

1 Day Didactic:

  • The diagnosis, treatment and syndromal management of bacterial and viral STDs
  • New STD test technologies including test performance characteristics and interpretation of results
  • Sexual history taking, examination, and behavior change counseling of clients with STDs including HIV

1 Day Clinical Preceptorship:

  • Hands-on clinical and laboratory experience in a busy, urban STD clinic, with a clinical preceptor

 

Please note:

 

1)      Participants will only be given credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2)      We must receive all evaluation forms before we can issue a CE certificate:

a.      Evaluation Form

 b.      Immediate Post Course Self-Assessment

 

Audience: Clinicians (MDs, NPs, RNs, PAs,) working in primary care, OB-GYN, STD, family planning, or other clinical settings.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence
(1 day)

This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.  Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking with clients about the importance of maintaining healthcare; harm reduction strategies and tools for working with active substance users.

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

  • Increase their knowledge of issues related to active substance use and HIV/HCV retention in care and treatment adherence;
  • Recall the definition of active substance use and recognize various forms of substance use and stages of use;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users and identify ways to use those strengths to achieve retention in care and treatment adherence
  • Recognize strategies employed by providers to work with active substance users;
  • Describe strategies for supporting retention in care and treatment adherence during periods of chaotic use, relapse and transitions in and out of drug treatment

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.

Audience: All health and human service providers.


IMPORTANT:

Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

 

OASAS:
6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Addressing Prevention with HIV Positive Clients
(
6.5 credit hours
1 day)

This one-day training will prepare participants to help people living with HIV to avoid sexual and substance use behaviors that can result in 1) transmitting HIV to others and 2) negative health outcomes for themselves.  This course offers OASAS clock hours.  See 'OASAS' below.

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

  • List psychosocial issues that can make it difficult for people living with HIV to change sexual and substance using behaviors associated with HIV transmission;
  • Identify provider values and beliefs about addressing prevention issues with their HIV positive clients;
  • Practice skills associated with working one-on-one with HIV positive clients on prevention issues;
  • Explore specific strategies for working with special populations; and
  • Examine prevention resources and be able to make referrals for prevention services. 


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

Audience: All health and human service providers, especially those who work directly with HIV positive clients.

Note: Staff who work in case management programs should attend the training "Addressing Prevention in HIV Case Management."


IMPORTANT:

Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

OASAS:
CASAC Section 2: 6.5 hours
CPP Section 4: 6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Addressing Sexual Risk with Drug Users and their Partners
(
6.5 credit hours
1 day)

This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users.  Expanded access to syringes, other harm reduction services and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV.  The latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use rugs and alcohol.

 

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

  • Recall the latest research that shows how expanded access to syringes and methadone maintenance programs has greatly reduced the number of new cases of HIV from substance use-related risk;
  • Identify and discuss sexual risk behaviors clients engage in when using drugs and alcohol;
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for reducing sexual risk among people who use drugs and alcohol; and
  • Practice harm reduction messages tailored to sexual behaviors for people who use drugs and alcohol. 


Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have attended "Reducing the Risk and Harm of HIV," or have a working knowledge of harm reduction.

Audience: All health and human service providers including: case managers & case management technicians in both COBRA and grant-funded programs, supervisors, and program directors.


IMPORTANT:

Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

OASAS:
CASAC Section 2: 6.5 hours
CPP Section 4: 6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Advanced Motivational Training - Applying the Four Process
(1 day)

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.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA upon Community Re-Entry
(1 day)

Course Description:

This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of PLWHA involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services. This course offers OASAS clock hours.  See 'OASAS' below.


IMPORTANT:

Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

OASAS:
CASAC Section 2: 6.5 hours
CPP Section 4: 6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
AI Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training
(3 days)

The New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that, beginning in early 2016, there will be a formal process for certifying individuals as AIDS Institute Peer Workers.

This three-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.

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

  1. Use their lived experience as the basis for providing effective prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients;
  2. List core competencies of AIDS Institute peer workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency;
  3. Recall the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics;
  4. Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients;
  5. Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team;
  6. Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients;
  7. Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals;
  8. Explore issues related to employment as a peer worker;
  9. Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress.

AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification Process

AIDS Institute peer workers are individuals with the lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services. The AIDS Institute will offer specific tracks to certify individuals as: 1) HIV Peer Worker, 2) Hepatitis C Peer Worker, or 3) Harm Reduction Peer Worker. Individuals may choose more than one track. Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services. To become certified as an AIDS Institute Peer Worker, individuals must pass a knowledge test, abide by the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum. The AIDS Institute peer certification process is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an AIDS Institute Peer Worker please visit: www.hivtrianingny.org/abcdefg

Intended Audience

  • People seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement
  • Completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Antiretroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)
(
20 credit hours
2.5 days)

The goal of this two day training is to prepare experienced HIV prevention staff to implement ARTAS successfully with clients who have recently been diagnosed with HIV.

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

  • Summarize the ARTAS strategy
  • Summarize the key components of the client sessions
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to complete the client session
    • Conduct a strengths assessment
    • Prepare a client for transition, regardless if linked to care or not
    • Debrief after a medical appointment

This is a blended learning course. The objectives listed above are achieved through the pre-course materials and the classroom training. The participants are required to complete the online modules prior to attending the face-to-face portion of the course.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Aspects of High Impact Prevention
(
2 credit hours
0.5 days)
This presentation is designed to enhance perspectives and increase awareness of High Impact HIV Prevention, among health department staff, as well as health department-funded community-based organizations, clinics and other agencies working in the field of HIV.
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Baltimore City HD Program Site Visits
(3 days)

Site Visit Activities will include participation in Capacity Building Assistance meeting(s) and discussions focused on Linkage to HIV Care (LTC) services and/or Partner Services (PS) activities provided by the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and their clinical and community contractors and partners. 

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Basics of Billing for Contract Managers
(1 day)
This course is designed for health department contract managers who are supporting implementation of STD/HV prevention services billing.The course provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on billing for STD/HIV prevention services.The basics of Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) coding are presented.
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Basics of Billing for DC Contract Managers
(0.5 days)
This course is designed for health department contract managers who are supporting implementation of STD/HIV prevention services billing. The course provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on billing for STD/HIV prevention services. Billing processes including coding will be presented.
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Basics of Tuberculosis
(0.25 days)

This two-hour training describes how Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health problem which can occur in a person living with HIV infection.  TB also presents a health hazard to health care workers if it is not recognized and not treated.

 

This course covers basic aspects of TB, including:

  • transmission;
  • the difference between infection and active disease;
  • screening and prevention;
  • epidemiology;
  • the relationship between HIV and TB; and
  • basic treatment issues.

 

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: Anyone interested.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Building Bridges to Cultural Competence
(1 day)
This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective healthcare and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will:

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

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
(
6.5 credit hours
1 day)

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.  This course offers OASAS clock hours. See 'OASAS' below for more details.

As a result of this training participants will:

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Be encouraged to self reflect and explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Learn how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine, and health service delivery systems collide.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

OASAS:
CASAC Section 2: 6.5 hours
CPP Section 1: 6.5 hours  
CPS Section 1: 6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist

IMPORTANT:

Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/.  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
CHCT Data Pilot Webinar
(0.25 days)
This webinar is intended for contractors of the Florida Department of Health, and will outline the plan for implementing the Florida DOH pilot of Couples HIV Counseling and Testing (CHCT) Data Collection forms.
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
CLEAR (Choosing Life: Empowerment, Actions, Results)
(4 days)

CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! is an evidence-based health promotion intervention for individuals ages 16 and older living with HIV/AIDS or at high-risk for HIV. CLEAR is  a client centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive-behavioral techniques to change behavior. The intervention provides clients with the skills necessary to be able to make healthy choices for their lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines identify CLEAR as a structured intervention that may be integrated into Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS) programs. 

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

  • Describe the goals of CLEAR;
  • Describe and demonstrate the application of CLEAR core elements; and
  • Utilize specific skills, cognitive-behavioral techniques and tips relevant to implementing CLEAR.

Prerequisite: You MUST be a CLEAR provider/counselor or clinical supervisor to attend this course.

Audience: CLEAR providers/counselors and clinical supervisors only.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Connect HIP
(3 days)

The goal of this three day training course is to prepare facilitators from community based agencies, AIDS service organizations, and health departments and clinics to implement ConnectHIP successfully in order to reduce behavioral risks for HIV and other STIs among MSM, transgender and heterosexual couples living with or at risk for HIV and STIs.

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

  1. Describe the logical flow of ConnectHIP and its objectives.
  2. Describe the six Core Elements of ConnectHIP and their connection to HIV/STI prevention with AA MSM, transgender couples.
  3. Identify at least three techniques that are useful in facilitating a couples-based intervention particular to vulnerabilities of AA MSM, transgendered, and heterosexual couples.
  4. Be familiar with and demonstrate skill in the use of educational and modeling videos available in ConnectHIP sessions.
  5. Identify the importance of cultural competency in facilitating with AA MSM, transgendered, and heterosexual couples.
  6. Demonstrate ability to facilitate the Speaker/Listener Technique.
  7. Demonstrate ability to use instructional materials from the package to address biobehavioral strategies (e.g. PrEP, ART adherence and condom use) with diverse couples.
  8. Identify strategies to recruit and retain participants, with an emphasis on AA MSM couples.
  9. Identify at least two ways in which ConnectHIP facilitators participate in ConnectHIP process monitoring and evaluation. 
Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
Culturally Responsive PrEP Services for BMSM
(2 days)

Description:

To increase the capacity of providers to deliver culturally responsive PrEP services to black gay men, including linkage, retention, re-engagement, and medical adherence.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.
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