Community Groups in State Receive Telehealth Grants Worth $5 Million
Fifteen community groups in California have received more than $5 million in funding under the California e-Health Community Awards to help facilitate adoption of telehealth technology in rural areas, Healthcare IT News reports.
UC-Davis Health System and the California Telehealth Network recently announced the Broadband Adoption Model eHealth Communities Awards.
Funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the awards are designed to help the communities become best-practice examples in using and integrating telehealth to improve residents' health and health care. Matching funds were provided by other groups, including the California HealthCare Foundation, which publishes California Healthline.
Funding recipients span 26 counties in rural, urban and suburban areas.
RecipientsÂ will receive:
- An average of $300,000 worth of telehealth equipment to be distributed at community sites; and
- $50,000 to hire trainers and project managers to guide programs as they seek to connect with the broadband system that CTN is establishing statewide.
The broadband network is designed to expand and improve health care services in rural and underserved areas statewide.
A full list of grant recipients is available from CTN (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 8/22).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.