Rural Telementoring Training Center: Telementoring for Health Care in Rural Underserved Populations

Established in September 2020 with funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) is a collaboration to provide national training and technical assistance for Telementoring, a form of technology-enabled collaborative learning that promotes deep learning and capacity building in support of health care in rural and underserved areas across the US.

Telementoring has a spectrum of uses for transforming health care training and education including:

  • Delivering evidence-based curricula
  • Offering practice-based, culturally responsive approaches to care
  • Advancing the skill set of health care workers
  • Task-shifting to increase community access to specialized care
  • Creating communities of practice and learning that foster and engagement through peer-to-peer interaction

Beginning in Fall 2021, the RTTC will provide training, support, and technical assistance for implementing, expanding, and evaluating six types of telementoring programs in rural health care settings:

  • Project ECHO
  • Individual Consultation
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Online Modules & Curicula
  • Community Health Clubs

These toolkits and resources will be free, comprehensive, and based on established evidence as well as feedback from experts, rural health care stakeholders, and rural community members.