May 2022 Work Force Newsletter
Call to action: Critical need for long term care workforce
Our region is experiencing a critical need for Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants in long term care settings. If your organization is currently training HHAs or CNAs or is aware of other pools of potential candidates, please email Melissa Wendland to discuss rapid placement opportunities.
Webinar explores policy and action to support the direct care workforce
On May 20 at 1:00 PM the Milibank Memorial Fund is hosting a webinar to explore state levers to meaningfully support the direct care workforce. Drawing from their forthcoming toolkit, "The Direct Care Workforce Policy and Action Guide," key action items will be covered, such as raising wages and collecting and using data to inform interventions in support of developing comprehensive means of addressing the economic insecurity of the workforce.
Lifespan offers caregiver and family training
A wide variety of in-person and virtual training resources for caregivers and families are available from Lifespan, including:
Colors of Success series focuses on affirming LGBTQ+ environments at work
Through its Colors of Success training series, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is offering Trillium Health's Open Space training on creating affirming LGBTQ+ environments at work. The training will cover core components of LGBTQ+ identity, baseline practices for creating affirming environments, and ways to authentically engage LGBTQ+ colleagues and clients.
The training will be held on May 24 at 11 AM-12 PM. It is free for Chamber members and $25 for non-members.
Leadership for managers training seminar begins June 3
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is offering its 5-week Leadership for Managers training seminar, delivered by Robert Whipple. The course will cover practical concepts, strategies and skills to improve leaders' performance including building an environment of trust, interpersonal skills, communication, teamwork and motivation.
The course meets 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM on June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 1.
Interdisciplinary aging certificate program offered this summer
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, along with Collaborative for Palliative Care and Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services are offering an interdisciplinary aging, public health, and palliative care certificate program this summer. The program provides generalist-level education in aging, public health and palliative care, including geriatrics, gerontology, social work, psychology, health policy and advocacy, and pastoral and spiritual care. Sessions are held via Zoom and start on June 4.
Public health data literacy training begins in June
New York University School of Global Public Health and GrassROOTS Community Foundation are offering a 4-week bootcamp to improve public health and data literacy. This course is aimed at health care students, administrators, educators, policymakers, journalists, law enforcement and others.
The course is free and meets online June 6-29 on on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 AM-1 PM.
Hybrid trainings offered by DePaul
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Rochester Area (NCDD-RA) is offering two workshops in June in a hybrid format. Participants can attend virtually or in person at 1931 Buffalo Rd, Rochester. Workshops are $40 each and both offer continuing education credits for CASAC, CPP and CPS.
Applications are open for HRSA community health worker training grant
The Community Health Worker and Health Support Worker Training Program (CHWTP) will support projects that increase the number of Community Health Workers and Health Support Workers and equip them with the skillsets needed to provide effective community outreach, build trust with communities, support connections to and retention in care and support services, and other strategies to increase access to care. A recording of a recent technical assistance webinar is available.
Applications are due June 14. Click here for the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Applications are open for HRSA Public Health Scholarship Program
HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce will invest $39 million for 26 awards through the Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP). The purpose of the PHSP is to strengthen the public health workforce by providing support to organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. Eligible applicants are government entities, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions with an existing public health training program and partnerships that can transition students into employment.
Applications are due June 1. Click here for the full grant announcement.
FLPPS announces partnerships to address food insecurity and maternal health needs
Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with two
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