RTTC program director, Dr. Wari Allison was recently awarded a HRSA grant to address the growing shortage of health care workers who care for people with HIV. This project presents a tremendous opportunity to improve HIV care and treatment access through telementoring and engagement of the health professions workforce.
We are excited to share that RTTC was cited on Health and Human Services (HHS)’s best practice guide on Telehealth Training and Workforce Development. The guide includes resources and tips on how to best incorporate telehealth into practice and use telementoring to support the staff and better serve patients.
Congratulations to our partner, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) team, whose podcast “Talking Health in the 406” was featured in a press release and by 3 KRTV Great Falls. It has been a pleasure working with this team to develop their podcast to deliver information on common health issues such as Diabetes faced by Montanans. The podcast is available on all platforms including ITunes.
If you are interested in designing, launching, or evaluating a telementoring program, we want to help! Get in touch with our Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team to get started by submitting TTA Request Form.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced a Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance Program with about $50 million in available funds. The program will provide technical assistance to rural health care networks to strengthen training and certification programs in the following support roles for health care in rural areas:
Community Health Support;
Health IT and/or Telehealth Technical Support;
Community Para-Medicine; and
Case Management Staff and/or Respiratory Therapists
Program Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-157
Due Date for Applications: June 8, 2022
Estimated Number and Type of Award: One (1) cooperative agreement
Estimated Annual Award Amount: Up to $500,000 per year for 3 years
Eligible applicants: Domestic public or private, non-profit and for-profit, entities.
See here for more detailed information regarding this funding announcement.
The RTTC is hiring for a community outreach coordinator. This position will work closely with our communications and outreach team to engage rural stakeholders, share resources, and build awareness of telementoring as a tool for improving community health.
Tune in to Rural Health Leadership Radiowhere RTTC Evaluation Lead, Trisha Melhado MPH and Training and Technical Assistance Staff Lead, Suyen Schneegans MA address challenging questions about leadership, the future of rural health, and the role telementoring has to play in shaping that future.
Thank you to Dr. Bill Auxier, the host of Rural Health Leadership Radio, for the great conversation.
She discusses strategies to end HIV epidemic and how telementoring can transform health in rural and underserved communities by task shifting and supporting healthcare workers in delivering high quality care.
RTTC Program Director, Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, presented two posters at the National Health Policy Conference on February 16-18, 2021, a three-day virtual event with boundary-breaking discussions about health policy issues and the data that will drive innovation in healthcare. The posters highlighted the work being done by the RTTC to enhance nationwide access to 6 training modalities for all healthcare workers.
“Addressing Health Inequities through a National Rural Telementoring Training Center”
“Telementoring to improve rural health inequities and rural health care access”
The Rural Telementoring Training Center has launched its website, www.ruraltelementoring.org. This site will serve as a repository of resources for supporting effective telementoring launch and evaluation. The RTTC provides training and implementation of six telementoring methods (ECHO, individual consultations, webinars, online educational modules and curricula, podcasts, and community health clubs) to support delivery of evidence-based, high quality programs that expand access, build cultural proficiency, and improve the quality of healthcare in rural America. These services are at no cost to the user and are funded by a grant from HRSA. We look forward to partnering with you in improving the health of rural communities!