Family Advocate Telehealth Training

family Advocate Telehealth Training Course

Welcome to the telehealth training course for family advocates and others who work with families.  This course will give you a foundation of knowledge about telehealth and where to find resources that families can use to connect to services by telehealth.

You must REGISTER to take the course and receive the course completion certificate. 

To learn how to use the training modules, please watch the introductory video below.

This project is a collaboration of the Western States Family to Family Health Information Centers and Public Health Maternal and Child Health Programs, Western States Regional Genetics Network, and Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information about funding for this project.  For information about other project activities, go to

Watch this video to learn how to use the training modules for this course

Training MODULES

Provides an overview of the course and defines common telehealth terms.
Describes models of telehealth. Discusses medical specialties and services that work well with telehealth.
Provides an overview of devices, connections, and applications that can be used for telehealth at the distant and originating sites.
Provides information about things to do before, during, and after a telehealth visit for a person receiving telehealth services in the home.
Provides an overview of the policies and legal issues for telehealth including information about federal and state laws, licensure, and informed consent.
Provides an overview of the federal, state, and private insurance coverage policies for telehealth.
Picture of resources Provides information about where to find telehealth resources and identify appropriate telehealth resources for families.

This project is supported by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) through its grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,000,000 with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources (Grant H7DMC37565). The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by AMCHP, HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.