WithinReach is excited to offer free online education opportunities for healthcare providers. These courses can be started and completed at any time. Courses are available for professionals who work in the immunization field.

Arrow Arrow Connecting with Ukrainian Refugees: Meeting Their Needs with Better Care and Key Services

From the start of the escalation of the war on February 24, 2022, to date, over 120,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the US through the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program. Of those, over 20,000 resettled in Washington state (June 2023). Many of these new arrivals are unaware of available benefits and services.

In this training, you will learn how to provide better care for Ukrainian new arrivals based on their specific health care needs. This training will help you build a relationship with these new arrivals; screen for physical and mental health needs; ensure they meet their vaccine and Tuberculosis requirements; and connect these refugees to available benefits and services.

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the needs specific to Ukrainian new arrivals post February 24, 2022.
  2. Describe strategies for developing a positive relationship with Ukrainian new arrivals.
  3. List Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) vaccine and tuberculosis requirements.
  4. Review and document Ukrainian new arrivals’ vaccine records.
  5. Recognize the signs of trauma and identify when to make a mental health referral.
  6. Orient Ukrainian new arrivals to the US health care system.
  7. Describe benefits and services available to U4U participants through the US government and Washington state.

Earn free continuing education credit(s) by taking this course through August 10, 2024. Click the course link below for accreditation details and available credit hours.

Special thanks to the Washington Department of Health and Cardea Services for providing this valuable free resource.

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Arrow Arrow Drop Your Assumptions and Pick Up the Evidence

This free, hour-long course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and other health care providers who encounter parents with concerns regarding vaccines. This course describes several characteristics of vaccine-hesitant parents, the importance and role of providers in parental vaccine decision-making and reviews communication strategies to address concerns of vaccine hesitant parents.

Earn 1 free continuing education credit and learn strategies for addressing parental vaccine hesitancy. This course has been approved for continuing education credit through July 26, 2023. Certificates of completion are still available after this date. 

Special thanks to Spokane Regional Health District for their support of this e-course.

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Arrow Arrow Fostering COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Russian- and Ukrainian-Speaking Communities

Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking communities have disproportionately low childhood immunization rates suggesting high rates of vaccine hesitancy. 

This free course is designed to help providers including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists who work with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients better understand vaccine hesitancy within these communities, reasons why community members may be hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccines and develop strategies to initiate conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients. Click here to access resources for this e-course.

Earn 1.25 free continuing education credit(s) and learn strategies to foster COVID-19 vaccine confidence. This course was updated in October 2023 and has been approved continuing education credit through October 30, 2025.

Special thanks to the Washington State Department of Health and the Former Soviet Union Task Force for their support of this e-course. 

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Arrow Arrow Hepatitis B Health Disparities in Refugee and Immigrant Communities

National data have identified large disparities in hepatitis B incidence and prevalence in the United States, particularly among immigrants and refugees from hepatitis B endemic regions. This free course will give you the tools you need to work with immigrant and refugee patients and ensure they are screened and effectively treated for hepatitis B. You will learn the most up-to-date information on hepatitis B transmission and epidemiology, prevention through vaccination, screening procedures, and treatment guidelines. The course also covers barriers that refugees and immigrants face with regards to hepatitis B and gives you communication tools to work with these populations.

Special thanks to the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington and International Community Health Services (ICHS) for their support in this e-course.

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Arrow Arrow There Never Was An Age of Reason

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Learn about the history, origins, and impact of vaccine hesitancy on our vaccination rates and outbreaks of disease across Washington State and beyond. Get information and tips on how parents make decisions about vaccines, the provider’s role in vaccine decisions, and how best to approach parent conversations about vaccines.

This free course is 1 hour and is designed for health professionals who work in the immunization field. This course is not accredited for continuing education credit, but certificates of completion are available.  

Special thanks to the Group Health Foundation for their support with this e-course.  

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Arrow Arrow Vaccine Training for Medical Assistants *Updates Coming in 2024*

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We understand that the knowledge and skills of medical assistants widely differ, as there is no standard vaccine training curriculum for Medical Assisting schools. This free course is approximately 1 hour in length, and is designed for entry-level medical assistants.

Register today to learn about best practices for vaccinations, including storage and handling, locating vaccine schedules, rights of administration, and guidance on how to administer vaccine properly to various populations.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 Clinical CEU through December 31, 2022. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program’s sponsor. If you would like to submit a certificate of completion to another professional accrediting body, a certificate will be available after you have completed the course. Updates coming soon! 

Special thanks to the Group Health Foundation and the Washington Department of Health for their support in this e-course. 

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