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Materials Available: Respiratory Protection Awareness Training for NY Community Health Centers

CHCANYS Emergency Management recently hosted two virtual workshops** on respiratory protection for New York community health centers in partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. These Respiratory Protection Awareness Training sessions provided a comprehensive overview of Respiratory Protection Program requirements, considerations for employee training and fit testing procedures, as well as documentation requirements for the same.


Our CHCANYS Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit is now available for download:

CHCANYS - Fit_Testing_Toolkit_FINAL
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Additionally, you can access session recordings and download all slides here:


Level 1 - Introductory (December 9, 2020 @ 12-2pm ET) - This session provided an overview of the importance of a respiratory protection program and the tools needed to develop and implement a protocol at a community health center.

  • Recommended audience: staff who have previously received little or no training in respiratory protection and/or your health center does not have an existing respiratory protection program.

Day 1 Slides - OSHA - CHCANYS RPP
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Day 1 Slides - NNCC - CHCANYS RPP
Download PDF • 27.19MB



Level 2 - Advanced (December 10, 2020 @ 10am-12pm ET) - This session provided a refresher of the importance of a respiratory protection program, identification of successes or gaps in such a program for community health centers, as well as improvement plans.

  • Recommended audience: staff who are familiar with respiratory protection program requirements and/or your FQHC has an existing program.

Day 2 Slides - OSHA - CHCANYS RPP
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Day 2 Slides - NNCC - CHCANYS RPP
Download PDF • 47.81MB

If you have any further questions about this specific training or other trainings available through our CHCANYS Emergency Management program, we would love to hear from you.

** This training was supported in part by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under award number U3REP190597-01. The content of this training is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services.


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