Telehealth Programs

The purpose of the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) is to fund grants to demonstrate how telehealth networks improve healthcare services in rural communities.

The current cohort is focused on telehealth services delivered through school-based health centers/clinics (SBHC), particularly

those serving high-poverty populations.

The National Telehealth Resource Center Program (NTRC) and the Regional Teleheatlh Resource Center Program (RTRC) are designed to expand the availability of technical assistance in the development of telehealth services, leveraging the experience of mature programs with expertise in providing and implementing telehealth services.

The Licensure Portability Grant Program (LPGP) supports state professional licensing boards to carry out programs under which licensing boards of various states cooperate to develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to the provision of health care services through telemedicine technology.

The Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program (EB-TNGP) supports implementation and evaluation of broad telehealth networks to deliver Emergency Department consultation services via telehealth to rural and community providers without emergency care specialists.

The Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program (RCP-TNGP) demonstrates how telehealth networks can improve access to quality health care and social services for children living in high poverty rural and underserved areas.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program (SAT-TNGP) will demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.

The Telehealth Center of Excellence (COE) will test the efficacy of telehealth services in rural areas.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices. Headquarters contacts: Carlos Mena, Program Coordinator (TNGP and SAT-TNGP), Telephone: (301) 443-3198; Anthony Oliver, Program Coordinator (LPGP), Telephone:(301) 443-2919; Monica Cowan , Program Coordinator (RCP-TNGP), Telephone:(301) 443-0076; Natassja Manzanero, Program Coordinator (NTRC and RTRC), Telephone: (301) 443-2077; Sarah Bryce, Program Coordinator (EB-TNGP and COE), Telephone (301) 443-5982.

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