Upcoming Trainings and Resources

The NYS COE is excited to announce additional trainings and webinars that will be offered this fall for family planning program staff. We will be offering another set of cluster trainings on the topic of Community Mapping within the Asset Based Community Development framework.
The webinars offered will include Best Practices in Appointment Scheduling (10/11/17), Preconception Health (12/5/17) and Best Practices for Reaching and Engaging Male Clients (12/14/17). To register, please follow links below. 

In Person Trainings: Community Mapping within the Asset Based Community Development Framework
November/December 2017
These full day trainings will be conducted in multiple locations and will be geared towards program directors and management level staff. Participants will be encouraged to explore effective ways to identify the assets and resources within their community in order to map out areas of strengths and needs to best reach their priority populations. This training will support management-level staff to be prepared for NYS DOH reporting requirements related to community engagement of priority populations. 
More information to come

Webinar: Best Practices in Appointment Scheduling 
October 11, 2017 10:00-11:30 AM
This 90-minute webinar will provide Family Planning Program staff with best practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of appointment scheduling systems. Webinar focus will include examining how well designed appointment scheduling systems can contribute to improved staff productivity, improved access to services, improved client and staff experience of care, and ultimately improved health outcomes for the clients we serve. Topics covered will include identifying an appointment scheduling framework, and best practices in design, implementation, and evaluation of appointment scheduling systems. Additionally, we will examine strategies for facilitating same-day appointments for LARC services. This webinar will be led by Dawn Middleton, Vice President of Performance Management and CQI at CAI. 
For more information and registration, click here!

Webinar: Preconception Health for Family Planning Providers
December 5, 2017 2:00 to 3:30pm 
This 90-minute webinar will provide Family Planning Program staff with information about preconception health as it relates to their programs and how to integrate preconception health care services aligned with the QFP into clinical services. During the webinar, we will review Title X preconception health requirements as outlined in the QFP, updates on preconception health care, and discuss how to operationalize research and practice into clinical care. Additionally, the webinar will review key indicators related to preconception health rankings  across the country and direct ways that the findings can be utilized to inform practice. Participants will review how Family Planning Programs can fully integrate preconception health care into their client-centered approach. This webinar will be led by Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH, who is a Clinical Associate Professor at the UNC School of Social Work and Executive Director of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health.
For more information and registration, click here!

Webinar: Best Practices for Reaching and Engaging Male Clients 
December 14, 2017 10:00 to 11:30am
This 90-minute webinar will address best practices for reaching and engaging male clients within family planning programs. Although we have made progress on creating male involvement programs, sexual and reproductive health programming and services are still primarily focused on female clients. This webinar will help participants understand the sociocultural messages relating to sexual and reproductive health and masculinity, and connect the values they represent to how we can more effectively reach and retain male clients. This webinar will be led by Elizabeth Schroeder. Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW, is an award-winning educator, trainer and author in the areas of sexuality education pedagogy, LGBTQ-affirming best practices, and working with adolescent boys.
For more information and registration, click here!