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Center of Expertise (COE)

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

The Center of Expertise at ACR Health provides a range of services related to improving the health of people who use drugs, opioid overdose prevention, and capacity building across New York State. All of our services are grounded in harm reduction, striving to uphold dignity and reduce stigma for people who use drugs.

Services we offer:

  • Free Trainings both virtual and hybrid settings, for non-clinical providers such as staff, peer workers, and supervisors at community based organizations related to improving health with people who use drugs.
  • Training & Technical Assistance projects related to improving health with people who use drugs.
  • A Capacity Building Initiative that aims to establish a community of advocates dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that significantly reduces stigmatization and barriers faced by people who use drugs.

Center of Expertise Training Schedule

**Important: All of our trainings are free, however, registration is required. To register for any training, you must have an account on hivtrainingny.org. Once you have logged into your account, you can click on the respective training title below to access more details and proceed with the registration. Additional instructions are available below this training schedule.**
Date Time Training Title & Registration Link
11/17/23 1-2:30pm Harm Reduction Before the Holiday’s (Kahoot)
11/20/23 10am-12:30pm Webinar: Supervising Staff Who Use Drugs
11/27/23 12-1:30pm Webinar: General Substance Use 101
11/28/23 10-11:30am &

1-2:30pm

Webinar: Opioids & Depressants 101
11/29/23 10-11:30am &

1-2:30pm

Webinar: Stimulants & Cannabinoids 101
12/5/23 1-3:30pm Webinar: HR Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal
12/11 – 12/12/23 10-11:30am Webinar Series: Safer Injecting & Basic Wound Care Part 1 and 2
12/15/23 1-2:30pm Harm Reduction Before the Holiday’s (Kahoot)
12/19/23 10am-12:30pm Webinar: Addressing Pregnancy & Reproductive Health in Harm Reduction Settings
1/9/24 12-2:30pm Webinar: Supervising Staff Who Use Drugs
1/11/24 12-1:30pm Webinar: General Substance Use 101
1/15/24 10-11:30am &

1-2:30pm

Webinar: Opioids & Depressants 101
1/16/24 10-11:30am &

1-2:30pm

Webinar: Stimulants & Cannabinoids 101
1/18/24 10-11:30am &

1-2:30pm

Webinar: Club Drugs & Over the Counter Drugs 101
Scan the QR Code or go to https://tinyurl.com/yzx5yhej to view the live digital copy of this flyer.

Inclusivity Statement: 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 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.

Registering for a training 

  • To access our training sessions, ensure you have an account on hivtrainingny.org. If you don’t have one yet, creating an account is free and straightforward!
  • Once you’re account is set up and you’re logged in, refer to our training schedule above. Click on the desired training title to be directed to the registration page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Submit’ to complete the registration.
  • Upon successful registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email from hivet@health.ny.gov, along with reminder emails and essential information about the training from coe@acrhealth.org.
  • If you encounter any issues with your account or password, please contract the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute in Albany at (518) 474-3045 for assistance.  
  • For any other questions related to training courses offered by the Center of Expertise at ACR Health, please email us at coe@acrhealth.org.

Contact us at coe@acrhealth.org or (315) 226-4107