Expert Help and Training for Teleservices and Technology

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino ATTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC working in addiction treatment and recovery services. Promotes awareness and new and evidence-based practices and services for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUDs). Facilitates the adoption of new technology by addiction treatment and recovery service providers. Offers education, training, resources, and information for the behavioral healthcare workforce in rural areas.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
ConnectHomeUSA

Public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and nonprofit, private, corporate, philanthropic, community, and local government stakeholders working to decrease the digital divide. Helps communities increase opportunities, information, and services with technology to help HUD-assisted residents' with their educational, professional, and health needs. Provides access to resources and includes success stories from tribal and rural communities.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program

Provides intensive technical assistance to rural healthcare providers in the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) service area in order to enhance healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes for residents in communities in the Delta region. Supports small rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other healthcare organizations seeking to strengthen local healthcare systems by addressing gaps in service and improving quality to better meet community health needs.

Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Indian Health Service (IHS) IT Network Operations and Support Center (NOSC)

Manages the Indian Health Service (IHS) wide area network, which enables the effective use of electronic health records and ensures the secure exchange of electronic health information between healthcare providers in order to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Provides internet access and network connectivity to over 400 federal, tribal, and urban healthcare facilities in the IHS Wide Area Network that serve American Indian and Alaska Native people across 35 states, as well as to healthcare partners, such as insurance providers, laboratory services, and pharmacies.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional resource centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC that provide support to individuals and organizations working in the mental health field. Aims to raise the knowledge and skill base of the mental health workforce and promote the implementation of new and evidence-based practices for a full range of mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Offers a variety of education, training, resources, and information, with focus areas that include rural mental health; early childhood, youth, and young adults; suicide prevention; culturally informed practices; population-based approaches; and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (PTTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional resource centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native PTTC that work to support effective substance use prevention interventions. Develops and disseminates education, training, resources, and information to raise awareness and promote the implementation of evidence-based prevention practices. Facilitates the adoption of new technology by individuals and organizations working in the field of substance use prevention. PTTC focus areas include community coalitions and collaborators; culturally and linguistically appropriate practices; data-informed decisions; evidence-based interventions; marijuana risk; opioid education; and workforce development.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices

Offers technical assistance for clinicians in small, underserved, and rural practices to participate actively in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), which establishes value-based payment systems and models for clinicians serving Medicare patients. Provides both program-level assistance to help participants understand QPP requirements and flexible options for small practices as well as practice-level assistance to successfully implement measures to improve quality and efficiency.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)

Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in rural counties of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire disproportionately affected by SUD. Utilizes innovative technology and telehealth strategies to identify real-time needs in communities, disseminate education and resources on evidence-based approaches, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to providers in order to more effectively address the needs of individuals with SUD and related issues. CORA is one of the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders funded through HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
VA Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Expansion in Specialty Care

Trains providers via telehealth on different specialties relevant to providing healthcare services and treatment for veterans, especially those residing in rural communities. Includes training and discussion on chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, and pain management.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)