NYAPRS Note: NYAPRS is very pleased to partner with the NYS Council and our trainers from the New York Care Coordination Program to launch an extensive training program aimed at supporting OMH case managers and OASAS MATS workers to successfully transition to their new responsibilities as Health Home Care Coordinators. Our DOH funding allows us to train about 700 such individuals who work in upstate settings. A similar program is being offered on Long Island by a colleague group of the MHA of Nassau County and the Clubhouse of Suffolk. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thanks to generous support from the New York State Department of Health’s Workforce Re-Training Initiative (HWRI), the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NYS Council) are delighted to announce the launch of the New York State Care Management Training Initiative (NYSCMTI).
NYSCMTI is designed to make a meaningful contribution to the successful transformation of the health/behavioral health care delivery system here in New York. Our primary objective is to prepare SOMH Case Managers and OASAS MATS staff to deliver high quality, integrated care coordination services to New Yorkers who qualify for NYS Medicaid Health Home services. To achieve this goal, we have designed a dynamic package of face-to-face and web-based training opportunities to help staff succeed in their new roles as Health Home Care Coordinators.
We are very pleased to have engaged the New York Care Coordination Program (NYCCP), a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of evidence-based training and technical assistance services, to develop, coordinate and deliver all our web based and face to face trainings. Starting in May and continuing over the next two years, the NYSCMTI will offer the following resources/opportunities to eligible staff:
- Nine 90 minute webinars designed to introduce new skills and enhance existing competencies staff need to succeed in their new roles
- Two (2) day-long face-to-face trainings to be held in convenient locations across New York where participants can acquire new information and practice newly acquired skills including (but not limited to) outreach and engagement, health and behavioral health identification and coaching, and utilizing a person-centered approach to care.
- Full access to the NYSCMTI website stocked with articles, videos and other learning tools enabling participants to engage in self-directed learning between scheduled webinars and in-person training events
Please don’t miss out on this timely, free opportunity! Go to our link on survey monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYSCMTI today and send us the name of your case management/MATS supervisor and assure your staff a place in this important training initiative. Remember this training is on a first come, first served basis.
Commencement of this project is set for May 16thfrom 2:30 – 4:00pm when we will be offering a webinar designed for SUPERVISORS of eligible staff. Please have your supervisors register for this event by sending us the supervisor’s name and e-mail address at email@example.com no later than May 14.
We look forward to working with each of you. If you have any questions, please contact Edye Schwartz or Lauri Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvey Rosenthal Lauri Cole
Executive Director Executive Director
Who is Eligible to Take the Training?
NYSCMTI is funded to provide training opportunities to a total of 700 participants (students). Eligible participants are staff employed in OASAS and SOMH agencies that currently operate ICM, SCM, BCM, and MATS services for recipients.
A related training program for Long Island agencies will begin shortly under the direction of our partners at Clubhouses of Suffolk and the Mental Health Association of Nassau. Unfortunately, NYSCMTI did NOT receive funding to provide training to staff working in agencies within the 5 boroughs of New York.
Due to the importance of this training to our workforce and the limits of our grant to fund only 700 students, please ensure that all appropriate case managers and MATS workers are enrolled and make a serious commitment to complete all training sessions.
Please use this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYSCMTI, to provide us with information regarding who will act as our contact with your agency throughout the project. Ideally this would be the person who supervises the Case Management/MATS staff you want enrolled in the Initiative.
Once you give us the supervisor’s name and contact information, we will contact them directly for the list of all the individual students you wish to enroll in the training. Upon completion of registration, we will let you know that your staff have been accepted into the Program.
Once accepted and before the first webinar in June, each student will need to complete a brief pre-training assessment designed to assure that our curriculum best meet the needs of all students.
Because we know demand will be high, registration will be conducted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS within the prescribed limits under which we are operating. Our grant requires that we train a certain number of students in each area of the state for which we are funded.
With this in mind, we have decided to establish a waiting list to manage requests beyond the 700 slots.
Kick Off Event!
Commencement of this project is set for May 16th from 2:30 – 4:00pm when we will be offering a webinar designed for SUPERVISORS of eligible staff. During the webinar, we will share information regarding the curriculum we have planned and leave time for questions and answers regarding the specifics of this Initiative. Please don’t miss this session! Have your supervisors register for this event by sending us the supervisor’s name and e-mail address at email@example.com no later than May 14. Once your supervisor has registered for the webinar, we will forward the links. We look forward to working with all of you.