The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine is a virtual event that will unite representatives from across the US government, with tribal, state, local, and territorial leaders and representatives from public health, healthcare systems, national and community-based non-governmental organizations, education, private industry, unions, and faith-based organizations. All have a role in supporting COVID-19 vaccination.
Offering three days of information geared toward practitioners responsible for ensuring vaccination strategies are implemented, the Forum will feature national, state, tribal, community, and private sector experts. Each day will include the following session types:
Promising Practice Plenaries: Sessions open to the broader public that will share critical scientific information, engaging US government leaders, and showcasing promising real-world practices from different communities. Each day will begin with an opening plenary to highlight promising practices across three key topic areas: building trust and vaccine confidence, data to drive vaccine implementation, and optimizing and maximizing equitable vaccine access.
Practitioner Town Halls: Concurrent sessions intended to provide practitioners the opportunity to engage with subject matter experts and exchange information on how to apply lessons learned in vaccine implementation. Town Halls will be limited in size.
Roundtable Discussions – Within each Town Hall will be small group Roundtable Discussions focused on select topics; these discussions will allow for networking and sharing among practitioners. Roundtable Discussions will be limited in size and are subject to change depending on participant interest.
This Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call will give clinicians an overview of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about this new vaccine.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of healthcare providers.
If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on theCOCA Call webpage a few hours after the live event ends. The slide set will be available on the day of the call under "Call Materials" on the webpage.
Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) is specifically designed to provide proactive violence prevention strategies for clinical, case management, and other human service and law enforcement staff who serve young adults and older adults with mental illness in community settings. The SAVE program promotes safe practice by teaching staff to identify warning signs of impending violence, and to utilize proven methods for approaching high-risk individuals in community settings.
Recognize and appreciate the need for safety and violence prevention training;
Identify general risk factors for violence;
Assess individual risk factors for violence;
Utilize individual and team skills to prevent and to de-escalate crises;
Implement safety precautions when providing services in the community;
Conduct effective incident debriefings when violent incidents occur.
*Social Work CEs are available to qualified participants in the WR, CNY, CDR and MARO HEPC Regions ONLY.
NYS EMS CME
This activity has been approved for NYS EMS CME Core Content: Preparatory and/or Psychiatric – 4 HRS or NYS EMS CME Non-Core - 4 HRS
NYC DOHMH Update on COVID-19 for New York City Healthcare Providers
Please join the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) for updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
CME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the MSSNY through the joint providership of NYC Health + Hospitals and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. NYC Health + Hospitals designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Click HERE for the NYC Health + Hospitals instructions on receiving CME credits
Archived Events / Webinars
What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) hosted a call where clinicians learned how they could educate their patients on what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination.
What are the key steps facilities must follow to safely handle and administer the vaccine?
What are the best practices for storing and handling dry ice?
Which supplies are critical and which ones can you go without?
How are the doses prepared and what are some helpful strategies to avoid cross-contamination?
The experts also discussed lessons learned from front line workers in the UK where the vaccine is now being distributed. At the conclusion of the webcast, there was a Q&A session with ECRI doctors, senior engineers, and subject matter experts.
This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about these new vaccines.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Vaccination Task Force Webinar