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Jun 19, 2020 - The State Director of USDA Rural Development in Maine discusses how the agency utilized telecommunications to provide education and healthcare services to remote island residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes how USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program helped make this type of connectivity possible.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 1, 2020 - Jackman Community Health Center in rural Maine implemented a new model that recruits paramedics to work under remote direction of its doctors so they can continue to offer on-call overnight care during the coronavirus pandemic. Describes how the program could recruit more primary care providers to the area and be replicated in other rural communities.
Source: Bangor Daily News
Last Updated: 6/19/2020