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HRSA Grantees Utilize SIMmersion Virtual Role-Players to Help Meet Patient Needs

Determine 1 Position-player Eden Bray simply discovered she is HIV optimistic

Figure 2 Role-player Henry Douglas has been considering ending his life

Determine 2 Position-player Henry Douglas has been contemplating ending his life

Figure 3 Role-player Gabe Turner is at risk for alcohol dependent.

Determine 3 Position-player Gabe Turner is in danger for alcohol dependent.

SIMmersion’s digital role-players are used to assist present equitable healthcare to the nation’s 30 million folks in underserved communities.

SIMmersion is devoted to creating probably the most life like digital expertise doable on the lowest doable value.”

— Dale Olsen, Ph.D.

COLUMBIA, MD, UNITED STATES, October 6, 2023 / — Well being Assets & Providers Administration (HRSA)

HRSA supplies equitable well being care to the nation’s highest-need folks, most frequently these with low incomes. They could be youngsters, pregnant, contemplating suicide, HIV optimistic, had transplants, or want gender affirmative care. Many of those folks dwell in rural communities the place the few suppliers should be ready to deal with a wide range of circumstances reasonably than make referrals. To assist meet the necessity for suppliers, HRSA helps to help 24,000 healthcare professionals.

Scarcity of Psychological Well being Suppliers

Properly-trained suppliers are wanted to assist the 30,000,000 folks served by HRSA. The present scarcity of mental-health suppliers presents a very troublesome problem. In accordance to the American Psychological Affiliation, “the elevated want for psychological well being care is straining the capability. … The demand for psychological well being remedy has continued to improve as many psychologists report they not have the capability to see new sufferers.” The scarcity disproportionately impacts these served by HRSA.

Addressing the Supplier Scarcity

The Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being has recognized essential provider-training wants and has funded SIMmersion to develop a sequence of digital role-players to help the psychological well being neighborhood. These role-players are easy-to-access anyplace and supply life like experiences with suggestions. HRSA grants are at present getting used to help supplier coaching with SIMmersion role-players.

Virtual Role-Players

There are numerous applications obtainable for coaching medical procedures and most require the supplier to study and observe making use of commonplace procedures. Nevertheless, behavioral well being coaching presents extra of a problem, because the hard-to-learn procedures contain particular conversational methods and abilities the place it’s troublesome to get adequate observe.

SIMmersion’s digital role-players present the chance to observe troublesome behavioral-health communications together with:

• Suicide Prevention (,
• Cognitive Behavioral Remedy (,
• Motivational Interviewing (,
• Temporary Alcohol Intervention,
• Gender Affirmative Remedy (

Coaching with these methods has benefits:
• Suppliers study from the analysis and experiences of the leaders within the related area.
• In contrast to on-the-job studying, no hurt could be finished when coaching with digital role-players.
• On-going suggestions accelerates studying as in contrast to on-the-job experiences, so coaching requires much less time to attain proficiency.
• Asynchronous studying lets suppliers undertake the coaching on their very own schedule and doesn’t require constant real-time interactions with an teacher.
• The coaching is simple to entry and is obtainable in every single place there may be an web connection.
• The life like experiences with SIMmersion’s digital role-players can really feel like an actual expertise and has been proven in analysis research to present lasting abilities.
• Directors can monitor coaching progress utilizing SIMmersion’s studying administration system.


HRSA grantees can now use SIMmersion role-players to assist practice new suppliers and to replace and sharpen the talents of present ones.

Dale Edward Olsen
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