We provide training, resources, and technical assistance for implementing, expanding, and evaluating telementoring programs in rural health care settings.
At the RTTC, we offer two types of support:
1. Online training to introduce you to each telementoring model, and
2. Individualized technical assistance to support you at any stage of the implementation process.
Follow the links below to access these resources.
We look forward to partnering with you to transform rural health!
Telementoring, or technology-enabled mentoring, is the use of telecommunication technology to deliver training, education, and support that builds health care capacity. Telementoring shares best practices with rural and remote areas and increases the capacity of the health workforce in these communities
Hub-and-spoke model using videoconferencing to connect a team of subject-matter experts with community-based health care workers. Sessions include didactics, deidentified case presentations, and interactive discussion.
Structured one-on-one interactions through telephone or videoconference between a specialist and a health care worker to inform clinical care delivery
Live audiovisual expert presentations delivered by an individual or panel with a discussion and interactive question and answer component
Audio (or audio with visual enhancements) broadcasts distributed through the Internet and able to be consumed via platforms such as web pages and handheld devices
Online Modules and Curricula
Self-paced, self-directed learning through online modules that consist of a series of slides with or without accompanying audio
Adapted Community Health Clubs
Peer-to-peer support via the formation of facilitated health clubs consisting of health care workers that meet regularly to educate about a specific health care issue.
Suyen Schneegans, MA
TTA Staff Lead
Laura Potter, MSW, LCSW
Blake Ross, MPH
Otis L Lee III, MBA, M.Ed
TTA Curriculum Advisor
Telementoring Quality Measure Toolkit
We are excited to share this new quality-assurance tool to support your team in building, maintaining, and sustaining a high-quality telementoring program. It is designed to be used by any member of your team who supports decisions about the program’s design, adoption and evaluation.
Based on feedback from published literature and national experts, this toolkit covers a wide array of topics relevant to telementoring programming, such as staffing, marketing, technology, and sustainability. Access this free, practical resource to identify the areas of your program that are strong and those that would benefit from more development and a different approach.