Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) has developed and catalogued resources that will increase capacity of providers to provide trauma-informed maternal care via telehealth.
MTAP Presents: Maternal Telehealth Forum
In April 2021, MTAP held a public panel discussion and exhibition of the work done by grantees under the project. Below is the program book (PDF download and flipbook). For questions about any events, please email Alice Pollard.
MTAP-Developed Trainings and Resources
Webinar: Telehealth, COVID-19, and Intimate Partner Violence: Increasing Safety for People Surviving Abuse
Given the COVID 19 pandemic, and the shift to virtual care, it is very difficult for providers to determine patient safety and confidentiality during visits. The “shelter-in-place” recommendations for communities can increase the risks for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and their children. This two-part series reviewed promising practices for providers working within a virtual space reviewing how power and control issues may look different within the ‘shelter in place’ situation and how this might prevent people from being able to reach out for help. Talking about healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to help friends and family is a strategy that builds stronger client relationships and allows survivors to hear about resources and ways to promote safety without disclosure of IPV.
As a result of the series, participants will be able to identify strategies for self-care and attunement to reduce burnout; describe evolving practices and challenges around virtual care and intimate partner violence; and describe the CUES intervention to address intimate partner violence adapted for virtual visits.
For slides or handouts, email Alice Pollard.
Webinar: Maternal Health Remote Monitoring: Stories from the Field
Moderated by an MTAP project specialist, three expert panelists discuss their experiences and observations providing and facilitating remote monitoring for maternal health.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
• List 3 metrics commonly measured at home during pregnancy and/or postpartum
• Describe advantages of using remote monitoring for maternal care
• Describe barriers to implementing remote monitoring for maternal care
Webinar: Crafting Your Sustainability Message Through Storytelling
Originally aired January 2021, this webinar features three professional storytellers who give attendees guidance about how to craft a storytelling message for sustainability.
Free Online Course: Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
MTAP partner organization, My Perinatal Network, released the first training with MTAP support in August 2020. These free online courses support providers and mothers coping with COVID-19. Access the various courses here. Continuing Education Credits Available.
Information Sheet: Telehealth and HIPAA Consent
Resource Listing: Providing Virtual Lactation Support
Resource Listing: Supporting Mental Well-being of Maternity Care Providers
The Maternal Telehealth Access Project: Collaboration and Innovation for Equity and Healthy Families (Grant # H7EMC37564) is a collaborative initiative with several partnering agencies aimed at ensuring that women at highest risk are receiving quality maternal care services via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project is supported by 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 for one year with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, no an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.