Last month, USA Today in partnership with local affiliates, the Democrat & Chronicle and the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, published a series of articles about home health aide shortages and new and upcoming efforts to better train and serve the caregiver population. Click the titles below to read the coverage:
The Region IV Public Health Training Center is hosting "The Stigma of Addiction" on Jan. 27, 12:00-1:30 PM. Presented by Dr. Navjyot Bedi of Talbott Recovery, this webinar will focus on the interaction between stigma and the disease of addiction.
The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) is hosting a free webinar series about the evolving trends leading to the current opioid crisis and how older adults are impacted.
The first webinar in the series, "An Overview of Addiction from a Medical Perspective" will be presented by Gregory Collins, DO, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health, Wyoming County on Jan. 28, 12:30-1:30 PM.
To meet the training needs of a diverse workforce in the FLPPS 13 county region, FLPPS has developed a robust Learning Management System (LMS) which supports online learning that is self-directed, easily accessible, centralized, repeatable, measurable, and automated. FLPPS believes health care transformation requires shared community learning across a diverse audience of clinical and non-clinical staff.
Currently the LMS offers free trainings on topics such as value-based payment, and other topics such as emotional intelligence, communicating effectively, time management, conflict resolution, and creative problem solving. The LMS offers over 20 care management topics with new courses being added monthly. Click here for the full course catalog.
To further support community learning FLPPS has also developed learning groups for users to collaborate and discuss best practices. To join the community conversation, you can create an LMS account here.
FLPPS' enhanced learning platform will increase functionality with personalized dashboards, and a reward shop to motivate learners, manager dashboards and customizable reports. Current users will automatically gain access to the new system.