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Resources available to support advance care planning
On May 9, at 7:00 a.m. (EST), the American Society of Aging will host a webinar called Navigating a Terminal Diagnosis: Understanding Patients’ Options to educate clinicians about the full range of end-of-life options, including medical aid in dying, VSED (Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking) and palliative sedation, and provide resources for patients who are managing a chronic disease or terminal diagnosis.
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) occurs on April 16 each year to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. A variety of resources are available for patients, families and health care providers to support end of life discussions, including:
Learn about using ChatGPT for grant writing and nonprofit fundraising
On May 17 at 1:00 p.m., Grants4Good will host "ChatGPT and AI for nonprofit fundraising and grant writing." This webinar will explore the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to help nonprofits, fundraisers, and grant professionals achieve their goals more effectively and efficiently.
Western NY Rural AHEC offers mental health first aid training
Western NY Rural Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will offer two no-cost mental health trainings:
Caring for Seniors in Rural New York conference to be held May 19
On May 19 at 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, The Alzheimer's Association Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter, Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (WNY R-AHEC) will host the virtual 2023 Let's Talk About Health: Caring for Seniors in Rural New York conference.
The conference will cover areas including social connection, community-based safety for individuals with dementia, and combatting ageism.
Applications are open for grant writing program for women of color
Funded by ESL Federal Credit Union, in collaboration with Grants4Good, the Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley is accepting applications for its Immersive Grant Writing Program, designed for organizations led by women of color. This is Rochester's first grant writing course centered around the history of Black philanthropy.
This 6-month program starts on July 13. Applications are due by May 26.
Recognize your team through the Quality Council Performance Excellence Awards
The Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC), an affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, announces the 2023 Performance Excellence Awards. The GRQC Performance Excellence Award Program helps organizations in all sectors of the economy gain valuable insights into strategic areas of their operations, connect with like-minded leaders in high performing organizations, and earn formal recognition for achieving excellence through continuous improvement methodologies.
The three award categories are:
Click here to learn more. The deadline to submit entries has been extended until May 19th.
Suicide prevention workshop offered for rural providers
The UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence, with funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) partnered with SafeSide Prevention to provide a free workshop focused on suicide prevention training for service providers in rural communities. Content is designed for service providers in rural communities, with highlights on suicide prevention for youth, substance use, and Indigenous or Tribal communities.
Workshops are offered at noon - 3:30 p.m. on May 23 and July 25.
Tech skills bootcamps offered by SUNY Corning Community College
Corning Community College has partnered with Upright Education to deliver online, fast-track career programs. Relevant programs include:
Click here for the full listing of courses.
Businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties interested in seeking funding to send promising leaders from their organizations to this training should contact CSS Workforce NY at 607-937-8337. Click here to view non-credit funding options.
Rochester Regional Health announces tuition coverage for training and career development
Rochester Regional Health has launched a new strategic workforce education program for its employees. The Advance U Education Program will support career mobility for Rochester Regional employees, with tuition paid upfront by the health system. The program will support Registered Nurses (RNs) to obtain bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN), and will provide entry-level employees the opportunity to gain skills and earn certifications in in-demand career fields such as Medical Assisting or Medical Coding. Additional educational opportunities will be offered in the future.
Thompson to host information session on becoming a CNA
UR Medicine Thompson Health is hosting an information session on its certified nursing assistant training (CNA) program at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9.
Thompson covers the entire cost of the five-week CNA training course and pays participants while enrolled, with part-time benefits beginning immediately. Course graduates are guaranteed a CNA position at Thompson’s M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.
The one-hour information session will be held at the Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish Street in Canandaigua. Those planning on attending must RSVP at Associate_Services_RecruitingFFT@URMC.Rochester.edu no later than Sunday, May 7.
Institute for Human Services, Inc. announces professional development opportunities in June
IHS invites nonprofit and human services professionals, those who serve the industry, or are interested in building careers in the sector to attend a day of professional development, focused on our core values of communication, collaboration and capacity building.
You can choose to register for multiple sessions until spots are filled. Click here to view the full description for each training opportunity.
Greater Rochester Chamber offers leadership for managers training program
This virtual program presents the practical concepts, strategies, and skills needed to enhance a leader's performance. Learn to create an environment of trust where people do better work by building a higher trust. Integrate generational differences into leadership mindset. Improve interpersonal skills and build emotional intelligence. Improve teamwork and motivation. Master all forms of communication to reduce stress and conflict.
Sessions are held at 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Fridays in June.
Recommendations to address public health workforce challenges published in Health Affairs
The public health workforce has experienced unprecedented challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors of "We Are the Public Health Workforce" explore give key challenges in recruitment and retention of the public health workforce and suggest policy interventions to address each.
FLPPS and HCR Home Care partnering with employers, community organizations to meet urgent demand for home health aides
Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) and HCR Home Care are partnering with home health agencies and community-based organizations to develop and manage a program to recruit and train community home health aides (HHAs).
Funded through grants from the city of Rochester and ESL Charitable Foundation, the program’s goal is to recruit, certify and train 660 HHAs over the next three years, with an emphasis on recruiting candidates from eleven ZIP Codes in the city of Rochester: 14604, 14605, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14619, 14620 and 14621.
FLPPS and HCR are collaborating on this program with employers Rochester Regional Health Home Care and UR Medicine Home Care, as well as the following community organizations:
Save the date - Understanding and Improving Healthcare Quality and National Healthcare Policy - Cracking the Code on Healthcare event to be held June 9
Is it safe to get healthcare? If yes, why do over a quarter of a million people die each year from medical errors? Do patients really understand the risks, how quality is measured and what each patient needs to do to be safe and keep others safe? What is the National Healthcare Strategy and what are the implications of the mid-term elections and near-term elections?
Join hundreds of local healthcare leaders coming together from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9 at the DoubleTree Rochester to network, learn about these topics, and be inspired by some of the smartest, most innovative, provocative National Healthcare Thought Leaders in the nation. The distinguished speakers for this event are:
Tables of 10 or individual seats are available for purchase. Click here to register.
Call Linda Becker at 585-738-7397 for sponsorship opportunities.
Presented by Northstar Network.
Save the dates - Eleversity's Women of Color Summit
Save the dates: The 2023 Women of Color Summit will be held at virtually at 9 - 11:30 a.m. on July 20, 27, and August 3. This year's theme is I.C.U. - Intentionality, Commitment, and Urgency: Pushing the Needle Forward and Upward. This summit will provide an uplifting environment for, by and about women of color that promotes equity, education and professional development.
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