2015 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program – EARLY REGISTRATION


Registration for the 2015 CMS National Training Program (NTP) Workshops in New York and New Jersey is now open.  You’ll receive more information via email as it becomes available, including directions to register and hotel information.  Below are the tentative locations/dates for the Workshops. You’re are invited to attend in the location of your choice.

  • New York, NYSeptember 29, 2015 (Hosted by the CMS New York Regional Office)
  • Union, NJ – September 30, 2015 (Hosted by the CMS New York Regional Office)

To register for the New York training go here.

To register for the New Jersey training go here.

We’re also excited to offer some new things this year: GREEN “materials. The NTP Training Workbooks/Meeting Materials will be available for download on the registration website prior to the workshops. If you want a hard copy, you’ll have access to download and print the materials in your choice of format (handouts, notes pages, or workbooks). Otherwise, you can download the materials to your tablet, laptop or on a USB.  We also be offering a special session just for enrollment assisters and SHIP counselors in New Jersey on October 1st.  More information on that will be coming soon!!

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HealthCare.gov: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment


Starting November 15, consumers can once again shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Consumers can sign up for health plans for the first time, renew or change their plans for 2015 on HealthCare.gov; more plans are available this year

Consumers can sign up for 2015 health insurance plans through www.HealthCare.gov, the call center, or in-person assistance. With more issuers offering coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace this year, the consumers will find more options for themselves and their families.

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Health Care Sector Guide Now Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

unnamedHealth care professionals frequently come into contact with youth who have past, ongoing, or potential sexual exploitation for commercial purposes or sex trafficking victimization. However, according to the 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, the United States is in the early stages of recognizing, understanding, and developing solutions to prevent these crimes.

A new supplement to the report Guide for the Health Care Sector is designed for use by health care professionals and in settings where youth are treated for injury and illness or taught about prevention. The guide includes key terms, risk factors and consequences, barriers to identifying victims and survivors, current practices, and recommendations. This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Resources: Share the guide and other resources from the report.


NEW! Bystander Training offered by NYC DOHMH


The Office of Emergency Preparedness at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has an excellent new course to offer our community partners – Bystander Training.

Bystander Training is a course designed to educate the average citizen about explosions and actions they may be able to take to save lives. The course begins with an overview of improvised explosive devices and suspicious packages, followed by specific steps to take and NOT take upon discovery. Using case studies including the Boston Marathon, students learn about secondary devices and what to expect at a post-blast scene with emphasis on hazards, injuries, and personal safety. The goal of the course is to help “bystanders” understand their own capabilities and how they may be able to assist during an emergency. Media clips will be viewed to reinforce bystander potential and foster group discussion. Students will have a better idea about how to communicate with victims and responders being mindful of mental health issues, short- and long-term. The course provides options and resources for additional training on the subject and invites students to seek opportunities to increase their personal preparedness.

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