The Native TeleHealth Outreach and Technical Assistance Program (NTOTAP) focused on the transfer of technical knowledge to community health advocates and professionals working within Native communities. The program promoted the development of multimedia-based products that addressed local health care priorities. NTOTAP was designed to accomplish three goals: a) increase community members’ access to health care resources, b) provide the technical training to develop health care resources, and c) promote capacity building and sustainability at the local level.
In the course of its programming, NTOTAP provided training to participants on website development, social media marketing, digital storytelling, and other multimedia activities. Each year, successful applicants would take part in a 6-month intensive period of training and technical assistance. Participants attended an in-person training in Denver and took part in distance learning opportunities, like webinars. Technical assistance was provided throughout the duration of the program.
Dick, R.W., Manson, S.M., Hansen, A.L., Huggins, A., & Trullinger, L. (2007). The Native Telehealth Outreach and Technical Assistance Program: A community-based approach to the development of multimedia-focused health care information. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 14(2), 49-66.
Watch a sample of the digital storytelling and multimedia projects that were developed as part of NTOTAP.