B.B., Program Manager says:

“The capacity building services provided by CHBT resulted in our implementation of High Impact HIV Prevention programs and services including HIV PrEP, Expanded HIV Testing, Linkage to Care etc. The direct program experience of their Senior Public Health Specialists helped us address all of our implementation barriers and challenges - Excellent Resource!”

Course Type
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Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
(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.

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


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.

Jun 7, 2018 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Jun 22, 2018 Buffalo, NY $0.00 Class Information
Harm Reduction Approach Overview
(1 day)

This one-day course 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;
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

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.

May 30, 2018 Syracuse, NY $0.00 Class Information
Jun 20, 2018 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Health Literacy in HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis Care- Health Literacy in Patient Care
(1 day)

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.

• 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
• Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. 

Target Audience:  This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers who work with clients or patients.

(Formerly titled Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

Jun 12, 2018 Albany, NY $0.00 Class Information
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