Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
The Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC) works with many different organizations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Highlighted below are some of our partner organizations.
- The UMTRC is one of the 12 regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) that have come together under one consortium as leading experts at the forefront for the advancement and accessibility of telehealth with a focus in rural healthcare. As a consortium, we are committed to helping your organization/practice advance telehealth education, overcome barriers, and provide you with resources to meet your telehealth program goals.
- The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is focused on telehealth policy; they are one of the 2 national TRCs under the umbrella of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC). Each spring and fall the CCHP creates a 50-state scan of Medicaid policies in the United States to assist in the development of your organization's telehealth program goals.
- The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center (TTAC - pronounced "tea-tac") is focused on telehealth technology; they are one of the 2 national TRCs under the umbrella of the NCTRC. Their website contains a myriad of toolkits and videos on new technologies to assist in the development of your organization's telehealth program goals.
The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes ATTC) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help people and organizations implement effective practices for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Serve Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin (Health & Human Services Region 5). The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies is proud to manage the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, and the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center.
The Great Lakes MHTTC will provide high-value training and technical assistance targeted to local needs in Health and Human Services Region 5.
The goals of the Great Lakes MHTTC are to:
- Accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices.
- Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce.
- Develop strategies for delivering culturally-informed care with diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services.
- Increase access to publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field.
The Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes PTTC) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS). Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance services to the substance use prevention field including professionals/pre-professionals, organizations, and others in the prevention community. Our partner in this project is Educational Development Center (EDC), a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. We will also work closely with the Great Lakes ATTC and Great Lakes MHTTC, both of which are also at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. Serve Health and Human Services Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
- The UMTRC is often asked to partner with technology and clinical telehealth partners. Due to our Federal funding, the UMTRC must remain vendor neutral. We encourage vendors to self-list themselves on the University of Arizona's Service Provider Directory.