An article by Trisha Melhado, RTTC Evaluation Team Lead, and members of the RTTC team was published in the Frontiers in Health Services.
This paper examines the use of PRISM and RE-AIM frameworks to implement and evaluate the RTTC as RTTC works toward expanding telementoring as a method for improving and advancing rural health and health policy.
Tune into Rural Health Leadership Radio and hear RTTC Program Director, Dr. Wari Allison, speak on the importance of addressing health disparities in rural America and how telementoring can help bridge the gap.
A big thank you to Dr. Bill Auxier and Sydney Grant, the host and co-host of Rural Health Leadership Radio, for the great conversation!
The RTTC Evaluation Staff Lead, Trisha Melhado, MPH is presenting a poster on “Telementoring to Support Rural Health Care Workforce Well-being and Prevent Burnout” at AcademyHealth 2023 Annual Research Meeting on June 26th 8:30-9:45am PT.
For registration information and to learn more about the event, visit here
The RTTC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Facilitator, Laura Potter MSW, LCSW, and TTA Staff Lead, Suyen Schneegans MA are speaking on “Rural Telementoring: A virtual mechanism for rural health access, community education & workforce development” at the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) Regional Partnership Meeting for Region A on June 21, 2023.
For registration information and to learn more about the event, visit here.
The RTTC’s Program Director Dr. Waridibo Allison spoke about the new Rural Telementoring Quality Measure Toolkit Mobile App in an interview by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Newsroom. This new app offers convenient way for teams to evaluate the quality of their telementoring programs.
The RTTC is hosting a series of virtual events to celebrate the launch of the toolkit and mobile app from May 20-June 2, 2023.
To learn more about the event and the mobile app, visit here.
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.