Domestic Violence Training
Yesterday I was able to attend a Domestic violence training for New York state hospitals that was presented by Healthcare Association of New York State and Greater New York Hospital Association
in collaboration with DOH and the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. This online training was meant to assist hospitals with compliance with Public Health Law 2805-z, which went into effect on Dec. 23, 2020.
The purpose of this training was to help hospitals and local programs meet training requirements for their staff on domestic violence. Training content will be provided by OPDV, covering how to identify and treat patients who are victims of domestic violence.
Moving Forward Together
This week, I was able to meet with the members of the Moving Forward Together Coalition to introduce each of them to our new Program Coordinator, Jordan Yaros, who is coordinating the efforts of this coalition.
Thanks to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund, The Moving Forward Together project is partnership with Council on Addiction Recovery Services (CAReS), Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (ACASA), Clarity Wellness Community, and the Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services. This project is working to increase access to internet service in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties to allow individuals in treatment for substance use disorder to access telehealth counseling services essential for their recovery.