Online Program

National and regional resources for the support and expansion of telehealth

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Margaret Gradie, PhD, NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center, MCD Public Health, Augusta, ME
Kim Mohan, MEd, LCMHC, NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center, MCD Public Health, Augusta, ME
Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, which is part of the Office of Rural Health Policy. Nationally, there are a total of 14 TRCs which include 12 Regional Centers, all with different strengths and regional expertise, and 2 National Centers which focus on areas of technology assessment and telehealth policy. The TRCs can support the implementation of public health programs to improve population and community health. This presentation will detail the resources available through the TRCs and other federal sources. Examples of how TRCs across the nation have worked to assist in the implementation of public health programs including creating appropriate linkages between public health and health care data systems and the use of mobile technology will be provided.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify federal and regional resources to support the use of technology to promote public health. Discuss one example of how Telehealth Resource Centers have assisted in the implementation of population and community health programs

Keyword(s): Telehealth, Federal Initiatives

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Margaret is the Principal investigator of the NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center. In her career at MCD Public Health she has had responsibility for managing programs in a variety of content areas including oral health, chronic disease self-management and colorectal cancer screening. Margaret has a PhD in Biological Anthropology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.