Reaction Blog: NARAL Pro-Choice New York Part 1

As of today, my journey at NARAL Pro-Choice NY has been extremely influential. Thus far, I have help create and evaluate training curriculum for front-line staffs as well as create a info sheet on Minors Health Rights in New York State. This next project, is to be used as part of the the training materials used in the ASPP (Adolescent Standardized Patient Project) and the KIRWYD (Keeping It Real With Your Doctor). These two components of AHCCP (Adolescent Health Care Communication Project) are integral pieces in having medical service providers obtain the necessary communication skills they need to better service their patients. As part of the administrative team, I am also responsible for preparing all materials for future trainings; agendas, transportation, information packages, info sheets, and other important training materials. Currently, we are preparing for AHCCP’s annual training at Richmond Medical Center in Staten Island, NY. Each year, AHCCP and the TORCH peer educators conduct both components of the program to residents and medical providers at the center. Richmond Medical Center has been actively involved with the AHCCP program when using their services and skills development to prepare their residents for the customer service (if you will) portion of their training as future medical doctors.

We are currently completing our cycle for FY 2011-2012 and internship coordinator is actively involved in reporting the develierables to funders, primarily the Department of Health. We will continue to conduct outreach efforts locally and nationally to promote the AHCCP. There have also been conversations surrounding a possible grant recipient of AHCCP in the state of Washington, where our program director had the pleasure of conducting a site visit just two weeks ago. The AHCCP hopes to reproduce their programs in various  states where these skills lack in prospective doctors or medical residents.

On Tuesday, I will be conducting a Leadership Training for the TORCH peer educators to prepare them for AHCCP for FY 2012-2013. I will update you on this training shortly.

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