What is telementoring and how is it used?

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Telementoring involves the use of technology for delivery of professional training and education with a mentoring component. This allows for the expansion of quality HIV education to be spread across modalities in a more accessible method.

TAKE on HIV telementoring programs deliver evidence-based training methodology with built-in evaluation mechanisms providing information on both process and outcome evaluation essential for replicability and sustainability.

This approach, incorporating telementoring into our methodology will be taken by the TAKE on HIV for Health Professions Programs project. Telementoring assists with addressing the HIV workforce shortage by facilitating education and mentorship in HIV service provision at the national, state and regional levels and plays a central role in workforce development, recruitment, and retention.


High-quality HIV training for the existing and emerging HIV workforce

health professional pointing towards a virtual suspended health graphic in front of a laptop and booksTAKE on HIV is dedicated to supporting the HIV workforce with evidence-based, high-quality training. We leverage telementoring models and digital tools to facilitate knowledge access. Explore the growing array of HIV educational resources below.





Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

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This hub-and-spoke model of telementoring uses videoconferencing technology to connect a team of subject matter experts with community-based health care workers. Sessions include didactics, de-identified case presentations, and interactive discussions.






ECHOs and Other Resources

Hepatitis & HIV/Hepatitis Coinfection ECHO


The Hepatitis & HIV/Hepatitis Co-infection ECHO is a free monthly telementoring series focusing on mentoring health care workers on diagnosing, managing, treating, and caring for people with viral hepatitis or HIV/hepatitis coinfection.


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The UT Health San Antonio AIDS Education & Training Center HIV ECHO builds community clinic capacity for delivering best-practice HIV care to underserved populations in Texas. In twice monthly virtual sessions,  learners engage with topics on various aspects of HIV care and interact with a case presented by a community provider.   


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The UT Health San Antonio AIDS Education & Training Center Spanish HIV ECHO has a global HIV care perspective. This ECHO uses simultaneous translation from Spanish to English to further the partnership and broaden the reach of the virtual telementoring series. This ECHO also serves to build community clinic capacity for delivering best-practice HIV care to underserved populations.  

HIV/HCV Education and Learning for Providers (HELP) Mobile App


The HIV/HCV Education & Learning for Providers (HELP) mobile app includes guidelines for reporting coinfection, pretreatment diagnostic requirements, treatment decision trees, drug access protocols and resources for continuing education.