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NRHA grant partnership offers rural pediatric telehealth stipends

NRHA has partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics and HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau to provide technical assistance for the Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care project via a short, two-page application process. The goal of this grant is to support telehealth access and infrastructure for the provision of comprehensive care to children and adolescents by practices with pediatricians, nurse practitioners, family medicine doctors, and other non-pediatrician physicians.

The purpose of this stipend program is to offer $5,000 to community-based practices that serve rural areas (with an emphasis on underserved populations in those areas) and are new to telehealth implementation. The stipend will support practices with the implementation of telehealth and distance care through participation in a virtual learning community. This includes children and youth with special health care needs and other vulnerable pediatric populations utilizing a medical home approach during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awardees will participate in the program from November 2020 to April 2021. Training and technical support will be provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics throughout the duration of the program, and NRHA and a telehealth consultant will also provide technical assistance and support to participating practices.

To learn more about this project, attend an informational session at 11 a.m. CDT Oct. 9. Submit your application for this funding opportunity by 5 p.m. CDT Oct. 22.

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