Native Youth Telehealth Initiative - Webinar

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This is a recording of the Native Youth Telehealth Initiative Webinar, which took place on May 14, 2020. The recording begins at slide 12 of the presentation.


Dr. George Baston, MHRD, Ed.D CTE, and Natasha Peterson, BS, covered how to implement telehealth using the “Let’s Talk Interactive” platform and opportunities to collaborate with the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC.

Dr. Baston has worked in the health and human services field for 35 years starting out with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and eventually co-founding Solutions of Substance. Dr. Baston subsequently spent 20 years utilizing technology to deliver education, training, and interventions, including telehealth, to a variety of workforces and clients such as: community-based organizations, charter vocational schools (primary in rural communities); jails and other criminal justice settings; state addiction services provider associations; Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs); certification boards; and telehealth implementations in schools and community based organizations. Dr. Baston has over 18 years experience as a Principal Investigator (PI) for Rural Utilities Distant Learning and Telehealth Grantees; Drug Free Communities Grantees (DFC), Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), Prevention and Partnership Grants (PPG) and a wide variety of SAMSHA program evaluations . Other experience includes Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) implementation to utilize data for program improvement, primarily through facilitation of Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycles.


Collaboration Opportunity!

An opportunity to participate in our Native Youth Telehealth Initiative, and receive intensive technical assistance, is announced in this webinar.

Application information is given at the end of Dr. Baston's presentation. Six sites will be chosen from the applicants.

Click HERE to learn more: read about the project, download the full slides, etc.

May 22, 2020
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