Tobacco Specialist Training Coming Up!

Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) are professionals who possess the skills, knowledge, and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence. This training is a 5-day workshop designed to help treatment providers master core competencies for delivering treatment for tobacco use, and is available to all levels of health professionals and community advocates.

The trainings will be held at the Roswell park Comprehensive Cancer Center during the following time frames:

  • April 22 – 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • July 22 – 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Some of the topics covered in the training will include:

  • TTS roles, responsibilities, ethics, and credentialing
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment of the tobacco user
  • Diversity and health disparities
  • Relapse prevention and recovery

For more information on the training, please see the training flier below. To register for the training, please visit Roswell Park’s registration page. 

 

Breathe Easy, LUNG FORCE is Here!

 

The American Lung Association’s new initiative to support lung patients in the community is now coming to Buffalo! The LUNG FORCE Expo will be held at The Grapevine Banquets on May 11, 2019, at 8:00am.

This event is a two track CME conference with separate presentations for healthcare professionals and patients and their caregivers. The event will be chock full of educational presentations by our local experts in the lung health field on different lung diseases, screening, diagnosis and treatment updates – all kinds of great info!

Please register on their website if you’re interested in attending. For more information, please contact the American Lung Association by phone at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Put the Care in Healthcare, Attend the Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training on Tuesday, February 19!

Meet the needs of your diverse patient populations, address social determinants of health, effectively communicate with your various patient populations, and improve patient outcomes! The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo is delivering this vital training. If you haven’t taken advantage of one of our previous sessions, please join us from 4:00-5:30pm for light dinner and lively discussion! Register now!

 

Nurse-Family Partnership is now seeing clients at Catholic Health! Referral forms available.

The Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies

Each year 380,000 children are born to first-time mothers living in poverty. Many of these mothers are young, single, socially isolated, and without a high-school diploma. Their children face major barriers to leading healthy lives and escaping poverty, because their mothers lack the resources and knowledge to create a better life for their families. Nurse-Family Partnership is a non-profit that transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty across the United States. Beginning during pregnancy, and until the child is two, nurses visit moms at home to educate them on parenting, share resources, and perform health checks.

For more information on the program, please visit their website.

For care providers: this referral form can be used for any eligible mother.

OASAS Clinical Supervision Foundations Training I and II Open for Registration

This 30-hour combined online and classroom training, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, will meet the thirty hour Clinical Supervision training requirement for following certifications:

  • Advanced Counselor and Master Counselor status in the OASAS Substance Use Disorder Scopes of Practice.
  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), and Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS initial section 3 and renewal).

The in-class portion of the training will take place at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), 1099 Jay Street, Building J., 3rd Floor (Glenn Gravino Board Room), Rochester, NY 14611

The in class sessions are scheduled for the following times:

  •  Day 1: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 2: Thursday, February 7, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 3: Friday, February 8, 9:00am – 2:00pm

To register, please visit the course website

Questions about the training may be directed to:

  • Cheryl Martin at 585.738.7298 | cmartin@ccsi.org
  • Kathy King at 585.613.7632 | kking@ccsi.org

Webinar from NYSDOH: VBP Contracting for CBOs – July 11

Value Based Payment Contracting Webinar for

Community Based Organizations

Hosted by the Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs,

Bureau of Social Determinants of Health

On Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00-11:30 am

For Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that are considering or are in the process of entering into a Value Based Payment (VBP) contract. Topic areas covered in the webinar will include:

  • How CBOs can get involved in VBP
  • How a CBO can create a value proposition
  • Types of CBO/VBP contracting arrangements
  • VBP myths and facts for CBOs
  • Key items to include in CBO/VBP contracts
  • Live Q&A

Register for the webinar:

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9abf2382ea2845c68faa9a8c197c7568

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training August 15

4-Hour Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)  Certification Training

August 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided

Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center

144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Conference Room 1A

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), is promoting the standardization and certification of course work/training which enhances the knowledge and skills if individuals performing the SBIRT protocol in both general and behavioral healthcare settings. Many payers reimburse for SBIRT service provided by physicians (or an SBRT OASAS-certified health professional under the supervision of a physician).

This meeting is intended for providers, midlevels and nurses.

Kindly register before Wednesday, August 8.

http://eventbrite.com/e/cmp-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-sbirt-4-hour-certification-training-registration-47266369985

DECIDE WNY: Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning, March 10

Population Health Collaborative is hosting a conference on Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning. The conference will be held at Millennium Hotel in Buffalo on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Register Here.

Join Population Health Collaborative for the March 10th Annual DECIDE WNY Conference with keynote speaker BJ Miller, MD. Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on palliative and end-of-life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. Dr. Miller has lectured widely on all aspects of palliative care, as well as person-centered care, the therapeutic potential of aesthetics, and how to design for life.

Dr. Miller will be joined with roundtable facilitator Henry Davis from the Buffalo News and speakers Yvonne Askew, MSN Ed, RN-BC; Katie Grimm, MD; Chris Kerr, MD; Laurie Menzies, Esq; Deborah Waldrop, PhD, LMSW; and Charles Yates, MD

Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 AM with the conference starting at 8:00 AM. Continuing education credits will be made available. More details on their Eventbrite page.