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HRSA-NETRC 2022 Telehealth Tuesday Webinar Series: The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Access to Care and Social Services Part 1: Telehealth and the Impact of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Feb 8 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs(IEA) invites you to a free webinar on: Telehealth and the Impact of Community Health Workers

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 12:00am - 1:00 PM EDT

CAPT Christopher Bersani, Deputy Regional Administrator | HRSA Office of Regional Operations | Region 1
Danielle Louder, Program Director | Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Anne Perry, MPH Candidate Boston University School of Public Health
Kari White, Northern Counties Health Care- Director of Quality Initiatives, Compliance & Privacy Officer

The rapid expansion of telehealth services to access health care during the COVID19 pandemic raised concerns of widening gaps in health equity among populations at risk. This 4-part webinar series will address these concerns by identifying barriers and by highlighting sustainable models that have reduced inequalities and improved health outcomes. Presenters will describe the role of telehealth and what staffing, programmatic, and process changes have been implemented to increase access to health care, and social services.

This webinar is a close collaboration between HRSA IEA Region 1 and the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center. The series’ goal is to highlight sustainable models of telehealth and best practices to increase access to health care and reduce health disparities. The PowerPoint presentations of The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Access to Health Care and Social Services webinar series will be e-mailed to all participants.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the unique challenges rural communities face in social vulnerability in addition to issues in access to specialty care and comprehensive services that may be mitigated through CHW’s skills in navigating health related social needs and resources to support chronic care management and behavioral health interventions.
• Gain awareness of the strengths and limitations of prominent solutions to fill provider vacancies due to barriers in infrastructure, capacity, and patient resistance.
• Understand the history of the CHWs’ role in team-based care in rural communities in addition to opportunities for their individual advancement through policy and workforce development; with telehealth as a potential vehicle to their increased participation.
• Describe lessons learned in implementing, revising, and sustaining CHW programs financially featuring perspectives on state-wide reimbursement channels versus provider and practice ROI.

For more information about the series, contact Veronica Roa at
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