University of Memphis offering webinar series on supporting vulnerable populations via telehealth

June 1, 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide, telehealth has become more accessible than ever and has quickly become a vehicle that expands access to health care for underserved populations. As a result, many experts believe telehealth will have a lasting impact on health care in the future.

The University of Memphis will host a series of one-hour webinars related to telehealth for vulnerable populations. Learn how leading clinicians are using the latest technology to serve their patients/clients remotely. The audience for these sessions includes an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals, clinicians and leaders of community-based organizations as they navigate the intricacies of enabling telehealth remote home or school visits. The series will take place throughout June and will consist of panelists experienced in telehealth-related areas. Webinars include:

June 2

Delivering Telehealth to Underserved/Vulnerable Client Populations: Best Practices

Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, ABPP; Espi Ralston, MA, MAT, MA, CMI-Spanish, CHTM; Larita Taylor, PhD, MPH, CLC

June 4

Engaging Caregivers/Setting Up the Home Environment/The “How To” of Telehealth Delivery

Gregory Washington, LCSW, PhD; Laura Baylot Casey, PhD, BCBA-D; Katherine Mendez, MA, CCC-SLP

June 9

Telehealth in School-based Programming: Tips, Techniques and Best Practices

Susan E. Elswick, EdD, LCSW; Dr. Sarah Caliboso-Soto, LCSW and ACSSW

June 11

Training Health Profession Students via Remote Learning

Anne Cornelius, BCBA; Susan E. Elswick, EdD, LCSW; Belinda Fleming, PhD, MSN 

June 16

Opportunities in Telehealth

Laura Baylot Casey, PhD, BCBA-D; Matthew Davidson, MS, BCBA, LBA

June 18

Billing and Technology in Telehealth

Sarah E. Warren, AuD, PhD; Rachel Lauletta, MS, BCBA, LBA; Sharon Lusk, JD, CPA, CMC, CMCO

All webinars will take place from 11 a.m.-noon CDT and are free of charge, but registration is required. To register for any or all sessions, click here.

The 2020 Telehealth Webinar Series is made possible through partnerships with the following: FedEx Institute of Technology; the UofM School of Public Health; School of Social Work; School of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research; Institute for Interdisciplinary Memphis Partnerships to Advance Community Transformation (iIMPACT); National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter; the American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW); and the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis.

Each webinar will be moderated by Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND, professor and associate dean of the School of Public Health at the UofM. A certificate of attendance for speech-language pathologists and audiologists is available upon request. Continuing Education Unit credits are available for Behavior Analysis, Public Health and Social Work.

For more information, contact Levy at mlevy@memphis.edu, Teresa Franklin at teresa.franklin@memphis.edu or the FedEx Institute of Technology at fedex@memphis.edu


Mary Ann Dawson l mdawson@memphis.edu l 901.678.1596