Since 2015, SI PPS has convened more than 75 partner organizations to offer more than 70,000 hours of training, for more than 20,000 partner staff. The trainings consisted of more than three dozen short- and long-term courses in Population Health, Cultural Competency, Behavioral Health, Continuing Care, web-based Disease Management, and Patient Engagement. One key outcome of these trainings was the introduction of a global Nursing Home approach to managing sepsis in nursing homes with the goal of reducing hospital admissions.
In 2017 and beyond, SI PPS began to develop and offer Adult Education Certificate Programs in conjunction with institutes of higher education. These more in-depth courses also offered a college credit component. The Community Health Worker and Certified Peer Recovery Advocate programs were created. They are a key linchpin in helping engage patients in multiple settings into treatment and services for substance use disorders.
Over time, SI PPS and partners looked at deeper issues impacting recruitment and retention. From these findings, a new curriculum was developed, obtained Federal approval from the US Department of Labor and launched the first federally approved, learn and earn Apprentice Program for Certified Nursing Assistants in New York State.
The work has continued to mature based upon the needs of the workforce community, partner organizations and the healthcare market in general. SI PPS has received national and local recognition for our work and has provided advisory and development assistance to organizations around the world.
Staten Island PPS developed real time, online learning modules available for partner training and staff development needs. These universal learning modules are Motivational Interviewing, Infection Control, and Contact Tracing. They provide 24/7 access where scheduling and record tracking can be efficiently achieved. Learn more here.