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Virtual Launch Week

From October 25-29, 2021, the national Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) held a virtual event to celebrate the launch of Resources, Information, Support, and Education – RISE for Rural Telementoring.  This week celebrated the release of an array of tools and resources to support implementation and evaluation of telementoring for rural health care.  Over the course of 5 days, the RTTC hosted multiple events to highlight the theme of Emerging Voices in Rural Telementoring, including an image competition, microlectures from leaders in telementoring, and stories from community members and rural health workers. See session recordings below and on our YouTube channel.

Event Agenda

View all session recordings here.

Telementoring:  What can it do for rural health?

Speaker:

  • Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, RTTC Program Director; Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, UT Health San Antonio
What is TTA and how to make it work for you through the RISE Rural Telementoring Program

Speakers:

  • Laura Potter, MSW, LCSW, Program Director, Cardea Services
  • Melanie Ogleton, MHSA, MPH, Chief Strategy Officer, Cardea Services
Telementoring:  A federal and rural perspective

Speaker:

  • Kerri Cornejo, MPH, Policy Coordinator, HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
RISE for Rural Telementoring: Our story so far

Speakers:

  • Andrea Rochat, MFA, UT Health San Antonio ECHO Program Manager, UT Health San Antonio
  • Suyen Schneegans, MA, Research Scientist, UT Health San Antonio
  • Trisha Melhado, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, UT Health San Antoinio
The Tribal Community Health Provider Project:  Advancing Tribal Health Aids among the Northwest

Speaker:

  • Carrie Sampson-Samuels, BS, Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Project Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Adaptating Community Health Clubs for virtual Community Health Worker training

Speakers:

  • Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, MPH,  Assistant Professor of Medicine/Research; Assistant Director of Global Health Education, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio
  • Janie Escareno, BAS, CHW-I, Project Coordinator, Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC
  • Esmeralda Ibarra, BS, CHW, Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC
Improving rural health recruitment and retention through telementoring: Leveraging lessons learned from the pandemic 

Speaker:

Remotely bridging the gaps: Utilizing peer recovery support & telementoring to increase access to the multiple pathways of recovery

Speakers:

  • Shawn M. Wright, BS, RSPS, PS, Recovery Support Services Program Director & Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Abilene Recovery Council
Coming together to transform rural health: Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Wari Allison

Speakers:

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