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BRTA partners with Riverside Health System, Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Service Board, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System,  HCA Virginia, Bay Aging, Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board, Inc., Eastern Virginia Medical School, Rappahannock Community College, Central Virginia Health Services and the Riverside Center for Excellence for Aging and Lifelong Health.

Bay Rivers is expanding and improving our Telehealth network with several new sites and infrastructure enhancements, that will be engaged in provision of behavioral and mental health services and education.

The Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance serves a 12-county area with a diverse, largely rural population.
• The geographic components of the area are the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula, west to Richmond and outreached to the Eastern Shore.
• The counties in the Northern Neck are Lancaster, Richmond, Northumberland, and Westmoreland.
• The counties in the Middle Peninsula are Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Essex, Mathews, and Middlesex.
• The counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia are Accomack and Northampton.
• The region is characterized by closely knit communities, surrounded by waterways that border the Chesapeake Bay.

Chronic Disease Self Management presented by Donna Dittman Hale, Executive Director, Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance

The Board of Directors of Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) announced the appointment of Donna Dittman Hale, MHA, CTC; as Executive Director and Project Director of the new Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program for the Rappahannock Region.
Based in Tappahannock, VA, BRTA, is a non-profit consortium of health care organizations created 10 years ago to increase the health and well-being of the medically underserved communities in rural northeastern Virginia by expanding access and reducing health disparities through implementing an open Telehealth system. This telehealth network of healthcare providers and community based organizations serves the residents of the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Tidewater area and Eastern Shore of Virginia.More Link

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) is pleased to announce a grant award of nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the Health Resources and Services Administration Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. This grant, with collaboration from partners, will establish a number of new telehealth sites to support expanded mental, behavioral, and geriatric patient care throughout the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Eastern Shore, from medical specialists located in Hampton Roads and Richmond.More Link

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance is pleased to offer the Foundations of Telehealth training sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth. This training is provided free of charge to participants from organizations involved with the HRSA Bridges to Behavioral Health project.More Link