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The Western States Regional Genetics Network (WSRGN) is excited to announce the launch of our free on-line telehealth training course for family advocate and other program staff to help families access services by telehealth and use them well.

The course gives a foundation of knowledge about telehealth and where to find telehealth resources to help families connect to services by telehealth. The seven modules are:

1)  Introduction to Telehealth
2) Overview of Telehealth Visits
3) Telehealth Technology
4) Best Practices for Telehealth Visits in a Patient’s Home
5) Telehealth Policy and Legal Issue
6) Coverage for Telehealth
7) Family Resources for Telehealth

A course completion certificate is provided.  The estimated time to complete the seven modules is less than two hours.  To register and start the course, please go to: https://www.familytelehealthtraining.org/

This project is developed as a collaboration of the WSRGN Family to Family Health Information Centers and Maternal and Child Public Health partners and the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center.  The funding was received from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs through their Health Resources and Services Administration CARES Act funded telehealth project.  For more information about the WSRGN and/or our telehealth activities, please go to www.westernstatesgenetics.org.