Serving Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties
Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance has started a major undertaking to bring School-Based Telehealth Centers to the Northern Neck of Virginia. This is done through an extensive partnership with Riverside Health System, Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board, Virginia Department of Health Office of Health Equity, Northumberland County Public Schools, Westmoreland County Public Schools, Rappahannock Community College, the Center for Rural Health Innovation, and Community Health Solutions.
School-based telehealth centers are housed in each public school located in Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties. At the elementary school-level, telehealth centers are on-site in Northumberland Elementary, Cople Elementary, and Washington District Elementary schools. At the middle and high school-levels, Northumberland Middle, Montross Middle, Northumberland High, and Washington and Lee High schools also have telehealth centers. All students deserve to have access to high-quality health care services, because this enhances their ability to learn. Objectives are to decrease the number of student absences from school, and parent absences from work; to improve student access to nutritional, behavioral and primary health care; and, to ultimately improve the overall health outcomes for students. This innovative project is funded through a grant received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Telehealth Network Grant Program in Rockville, Maryland; Grant #H2ARH30289.
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