Promoting Health With People Who Use Drugs

What we offer

The Center of Expertise at ACR Health delivers a variety of services related to improving health with people who use drugs (PWUD) throughout New York State.

  • Free 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 people who use drugs in order to improve their overall health.

Contact us! Tell us your needs!

Email us at coe@acrhealth.org.

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


FREE Trainings Promoting Health With PWUD

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.

**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. **

Note: All webinars are 2 hours in length with a break unless otherwise stated.

Date Time Title of Training/Registration Link
4/27 & 4/28/22 1:00pm Webinar Series:
Addressing Pregnancy & Reproductive Health in Harm Reduction Settings
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training.
5/3/22 1:00pm Webinar: Substance Use 101: Opioids
5/4/22 1:00pm Webinar: Substance Use 101: Stimulants
5/9/22 10:00am Webinar: Substance Use 101: Depressants
5/10/22 10:00am Webinar: Substance Use 101: Cannabis+
5/18 & 5/19/22 10:00am Webinar Series:
Improving Healthcare With PWUD
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training.
5/26 & 5/27/22 1:00pm Webinar Series:
Harm Reductions Support Following An Opioid Overdose Reversal
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training.
6/2 & 6/3/22 12:00pm Webinar Series:
Safer Injection & Basic Wound Care
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training. 
6/7 & 6/8/22 1:00pm Webinar Series:
Supervising Staff & Peers/PWUD
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training. 
6/14 & 6/15/22 10:00am Webinar Series:
Addressing Pregnancy & Reproductive Health in Harm Reduction Settings
Pt.1 & Pt.2
Note: You must register & attend both parts to get full credit for the training. 
Scan the  QR Code or go to https://tinyurl.com/yzx5yhej
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of this flyer that also has clickable registration links

Register for trainings in 3 easy steps:

  1. Log in and click on the title.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the training description. 
  3. Click submit. 

The link will take you directly to login on the registration website (www.hivtrainingny.org).  If you currently have an account, enter your user name and password.  Once you login, the system will take you directly to the page where you register for this course. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one. This will only take a moment. Once you have an account, come back to this site and click on the link for the course you want to attend.


If this is your first time registering:

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

Questions about your HIVtrainingNY.org account?

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.


Questions related to our trainings?

For any other questions related to training courses offered by the Center of Expertise at ACR Health, please call (315) 898-2409 or email coe@acrhealth.org

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.

This training center is supported by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.