February 2023 Work Force Newsletter
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center announces winter/spring 2023 offerings
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is offering a robust selection of virtual educational opportunities starting this month:
Causewave webinar focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector's talent pipeline
On February 9 at 10-11 a.m., Causewave Community Partners will host "Solutions for Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector's Talent Pipeline." This webinar will feature research conducted last year to identify trends for attracting, developing, and retaining talent in the Western NY region, and a conversation with Rusty Stahl, Founder and CEO of Fund the People, a national effort to encourage and support funders and nonprofits to integrate talent investing into their grantmaking and fundraising practices.
SUNY Corning Community College offers workforce training resources
SUNY CCC’s Workforce Education & Academic Pathways (WEAP) Team offers a variety of professional development and training programs. Upcoming sessions include:
Check out SUNY CCC's Workforce Weekly for a full listing of opportunities offered this spring.
Monroe County Medical Society to host office manager training series
The Certified Medical Office Manager training teaches practical administrative skills that lead to improved communication with providers, third-party payers, patients, and business associates. This advanced training course provides instruction to guide students in learning leadership and problem-solving skills, understanding the full scope of medical office operations, and undertaking the path for advancement into supervisory roles.
The 4-class series will be held on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. John Fisher to host diversity in the workplace conference
St. John Fisher University will host an in-person Diversity in the Workplace conference on March 30 at 9-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downton. Participants will share best practices, engage in cross-industry discussions, and preview DEI and workforce related research in order to impact our community.
Tickets are $55. Click here to register.
UR Medicine launches tuition-free nursing program
To combat the region’s nursing shortage, the University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Nursing announced an innovative program to reimburse tuition costs for nursing education for 33 students per year, with the first cohort expected to enroll in Fall 2023.
The UR Nursing Scholars Program will cover 100 percent of tuition costs for Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing (ABSN) students at the University, after passing their NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and in exchange for committing to work at participating UR Medicine facilities for three years after graduation.
The School of Nursing also offers a Prerequisite Scholarship Program to cover tuition costs for prerequisite courses for students applying to the Summer and Fall 2023 cohorts for the 12-Month Accelerated BSN program.
CORE Peer Navigator Project has launched
The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) have announced that the CORE Peer Navigator Project is now live and accepting phone calls. The CORE Peer Navigator Project is designed to engage and educate eligible individuals about New York State’s recent transition of four Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) to Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment (CORE) Services. These services promote an individual’s recovery and personal empowerment in community settings.
Who Can Call: HARP enrolled, or HARP and HIV-Special Needs Plan (SNP) eligible individuals interested in CORE or BH HCBS services -or- providers supporting HARP eligible or enrolled individuals with mental health and/or addiction related challenges.
What to Expect: A Peer Navigator Line Specialist will answer each call and determine eligibility to participate. If eligible, the individual will be transferred directly to a Peer Navigator in their region.
What is a Peer Navigator: A Peer Navigator is a person with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction related recovery who is an expert in CORE Services. They will explore the caller’s personal recovery goals and interest in voluntary involvement with CORE or BH HCBS services. The Peer Navigator will support their peer through education, referral, and service engagement. Peer Navigators can connect with individuals via text, phone call, Zoom, or in-person.
Toll-free Number: 1-855-PEERNAV (1-855-733-7628)
Direct care workforce resources shared by CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides resources to support the direct care workforce, who provide essential services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities.
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 learn more. Click here to register.
Call Linda Becker at 585-738-7397 for sponsorship opportunities.
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