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Education and Training

The success of the Supportive Living Program (SLP) depends on the knowledge and competence of staff within each community. AALC periodically offers continuing education courses and other training opportunities for professionals involved in SLP.

In partnership with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, AALC hosts  training that awards continuing education credits for social workers, professional/clinical counselors, clinical psychologists, nursing home administrators, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

Recent topics include:

  • Infectious disease mitigation and prevention
  • Marketing strategies and techniques in the era of COVID-19
  • Ethics for health care leaders
  • Medicaid and managed care organizations (MCOs) 

We are continually updating this page to reflect current training opportunities.  Check back for updates.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Join AALC on Wednesday, October 27 for the final of three live Zoom webinar workshops.

    This year, AALC in partnership with Southern Illinois School of Medicine is hosting a three-part series to share the most up-to-date information and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is the third workshop in the series.

    Each workshop will include three sessions covering the following topics: 

    • SLP Regulatory Update led by Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services‚Äč
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Supportive Living Program
    • Issues from the Field & Lessons Learned from COVID-19 

    Cost to attend the 1st Workshop:
    $35  Non Member: $50 per workshop

    Earn CE Credits!

    Each workshop gives attendees the opportunity to earn a maximum of 2.25 CE hours per workshop. All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Following registration, a confirmation email will be sent out with zoom call information. If you DO NOT RECEIVE, please check your spam folder!

    Workshop Agenda

    Session I: 1:00pm-1:45pm
    Supportive Living Program Policy & Regulatory Updates

    Session II: 2:00pm-2:45pm 
    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Session III: 3:00-3:45pm 
    Issues from the field: Lessons learned from COVID-19 to a New Normal

    • Credit:
      SIU School of Medicine is pre-approved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 2.5 contact hours for completing this activity.
      SIU School of Medicine is a licensed provider for continuing education for social workers (license #159-000106), professional/clinical counselors (license # 197.000073), clinical psychologists, (license #268.000008), nursing home administrators (license #139.000027) and dietitian/nutrition counselors (license #199.000121).
      Disclosure Policy:
      It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.

Together We Can Do It

AALC & Medication Management Partners (MMP) recently hosted (3) webinars to learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and have your questions answered by Patrice L. Johnson, RPh, PMP and Director of Partner Success at MMP. 
The Webinars Addressed:

Vaccine Terminology

Vaccine Expectations

Common Vaccination Concerns

Missed them? View the presentation here.

COVID-19 Training
Suggested Training for SLP Managers & Clinical Staff

The IDPH recently filed emergency rules related to mandated COVID 19 training for provider types they license and monitor.  These rules do not include SLP providers, but we believe this training would be beneficial for SLP providers.
How to Register for Group Training
How to Register Without a CMS Certification Number (CCN)

Register Here

COVID-19 Weekly Webinar Series
Join Us!

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering weekly webinars for long-term care providers every Friday at 1:00pm. The purpose is to share updates and answer questions related to COVID-19.

Webinars take place from 1 p.m. - 2p.m. each Friday.
To register, click on the links below:

Friday, September 10

Friday, September 17

Friday, September 24

The webinars will be recorded and links to recordings will be sent out following the session to individuals who could not attend. To receive a recording, send an email to:   michael.moore@illinois.gov

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition
601 W. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL  62704

Phone:  217-525-0700, ext. 124

AALC is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.


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