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Telehealth Programs

$348,823,766

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: There are nine telehealth programs as follows: Telehealth Network Program (TNGP) National Telehealth Resource Center Program (NTRC) Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program (RTRC) Licensure Portability Program (LPGP) Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Program (EB-TNGP) Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB-THNP) Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Program (RCP-TNGP) Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Program (SAT-TNGP) Telehealth Center of Excellence (COE)
CFDA Number
93.211

Objectives: The purpose of the Telehealth Network Program (TNGP) is to fund programs that 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 Telehealth 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 Program (LPGP) supports state professional licensing boards to carry out programs under which licensing boards of various states cooperate to develop and implement state laws and related policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to the provision of health care services through telemedicine technology. The Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network 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 Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB-THNP) supports the use of telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities. While the Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program seeks to expand access to services for rural patients, its primary goal is to significantly contribute to the evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care services for patients, providers, and payers. The Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network 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 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. The Telehealth Center of Excellence will serve as a national clearinghouse for telehealth research and resources, including technical assistance.

 
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