Promoting Health for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) Training Center of Expertise

Promoting Health for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)
Training Center of Expertise

Contact us at (315) 475-2430 or coe@acrhealth.org  

The Center of Expertise at ACR Health delivers a variety of services related to improving health with PWUD throughout New York State. 

The three main services we provide are:

  • Trainings for non-medical providers such as staff, peer workers, and supervisors at community based organizations related to improving health with people who use drugs.
  • Technical Assistance projects related to improving health with people who use drugs.
  • A Capacity Building Initiative that seeks to build a network of people who champion for creating a culture that reduces stigma and barriers for PWUD in order to improve their overall health.  

We want our services to be relevant to you! Please tell us what your needs are!

All of our services utilize a harm reduction approach and seek to maintain dignity and reduce stigma for people who use drugs. 

Please see our current training schedule below. You can also click on this link to see a schedule that gets revised on a continual basis.

Register for trainings in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click on the date

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the training description. 

  3. Click submit.

**In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of all in-person trainings are currently on hold until further notice. In the meantime, we are offering a series of online webinars through the Zoom web conferencing platform. These classes are free and open to the public. You just need to have the Zoom client installed on your computer or mobile device. **

FREE Training from the Center of Expertise on  
Promoting Health for People Who Use Drugs  

1/19/22   &  1/20/22    1pm

Two-part webinar: Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal Part 1 and Part 2

Note: You must register for both parts to get full credit for the training. 

1/25/22   &  1/26/22  2:30PM

Two-part webinar:  Improving Health Care with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)  Part 1 and Part 2

Note: You must register for both parts to get full credit for the training. 

2/1/22     3 PM 

Substance Use 101: Opioids

2/3/22     3 PM

Substance Use 101: Depressants

2/8/22    3 PM

Substance Use 101: Stimulants

2/10/22    3 PM

Substance Use 101: Cannabis, Ketamine, K2 

2/17/22 & 2/18/22   10:30 AM

Two-part webinar: Working With Pregnant People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) Part 1 and  Part 2

Note: You must register for both parts to get full credit for the training. 

2/23/22  & 2/24/22    3 PM

Two-part webinar: Safer Injection and Wound Care Part 1 and Part 2

Note: You must register for both parts to get full credit for the training.

2/28/22  10:30 AM & 1 PM

Two-part webinar: Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal Part 1 and Part 2

Note: You must register for both parts to get full credit for the training. 

Scan the QR Code or go to https://tinyurl.com/yzx5yhej and bookmark the link to keep an updated live digital copy of this flyer that also has clickable registration links! 

Email coe@acrhealth.org  if you have any questions.

Note: All webinars are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise stated.

If this is the first time that you register 

  • You will be asked to create an account on HIVtrainingNY.org. It’s free and easy! password. 

  • Once you register for training, you will receive email confirmation from hivet@health.ny.gov.

  • You will also receive reminders and other information about trainings from coe@acrhealth.org.  

  • You may want to add the above emails to your list of contacts to prevent information going into your spam/junk folder. 

If you are experiencing any difficulty with your account and password, please contact the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute in Albany at (518) 474-3045. They will be happy to assist you. 

You can register for any training topic offered by any NYS AIDS Institute Training Center by going to HIVtrainingNY.org and searching.

For any other questions related to training courses offered by the Center of Expertise at ACR Health, please call (315) 475-2430. 

We are committed to ensuring safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning spaces where all members of our learning community will be treated with respect and dignity. Participants will be provided equitable opportunities to express ideas, opinions, and world views. The use of any language or behavior that may be construed as offensive and/or disparaging based on a person or group’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, socio-economic status, disability status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic is not acceptable behavior.  Participants who are in violation of the aforementioned will be removed/blocked from future trainings.