TTHM uses virtual town hall meetings to reach a targeted audience of citizens and provides the professional moderation, staffing, and alternate-language interpretation options needed to include broad segments of each city and county.
In the second episode of our One Click at a Time podcast, Jason Ackerman sits down with Ian Cerveny, Allison Court, and Preston Underwood to dive into the nuts and bolts of live forum setup and production. Ian and Allison have moderated thousands of Telephone Town Halls, and they highlight some of the work TTHM did during the pandemic to help provide critical information to at-risk seniors.
During the community shutdowns, our municipal and health care clients needed to distribute critical information in a timely fashion with no ability to meet in person. The public was able to easily tune in to a Teletownhall about what requirements were being introduced or changed in their town, so they knew whether or not they could go out and what requirements were in place for public spaces. Our health care forums with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries reviewed how to safely navigate the pandemic while minimizing personal and communal risk of infection.
The City of Dallas ran its first TTHM teletownhalls in August of 2013. Since then, Dallas has grown its use of our virtual forum technology to include more residents each year. Dallas was our first client to insist on including a Spanish-language participation option for every single teletownhall forum.
Teletownhalls bring in participants who may lack consistent access to a computer/smartphone or a dedicated internet connection. Web Simulcasting, Webinar Integration and Web Registration provide a broad range of digital access options to our managed events. TTHM is dedicated to creating virtual forums that reach participants in their comfort zone.
The FCC has released an order that outlines modifications to the TCPA based on the need to comply with the TRACED Act. TTHM has been tracking the rollout and implementation of these regulations for years so that we can keep our clients ahead of the compliance curve.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta hosted a critical tele-town hall meeting to provide vaccine information to Philadelphia residents. Joining the call was special guest, Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Shara Epstein from the Philadelphia Health Department. The hour-long call, managed by Tele Town Hall Meeting (TTHM), provided a significant opportunity for Rep. Kenyatta and Dr. Epstein to address the COVID-19 vaccine as well as address additional significant state and local issues. With over 35,000 residents called, and nearly 50 questions submitted by call participants, the call was successful in educating and updating residents.