State/territorial health agencies can serve as leaders or partners in initiatives that promote telehealth and advocate for expanding equitable access to broadband. ASTHO offers resources on building telehealth programs to deliver public health services and health education, establishing state-wide telehealth governance structures, and tracking state-level policies related to telehealth.
Telehealth and Licensure Policies Improving Healthcare Access for Rural Communities
Recent legislation at both the state and federal levels has significantly affected the ability of healthcare providers to serve patients virtually and across state lines.Read the Blog Post
Telehealth—An Opportunity for State and Territorial Health Agencies to Improve Access to Needed Health Services
This journal article shares strategies that state and territorial health officials and their agencies can use to lead state health transformation efforts by leveraging telehealth to improve population health.View the Journal Article
The Impact of Broadband Redlining on Health Equity
This interview with Craig Settles, a broadband expert and journalist, covers the impact of lack of broadband access on rural and low-income communities, particularly regarding their access to healthcare.Read the Blog Post