Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has funded
several telehealth programs. The Community-Based
Division (CBD) offers grant programs in rural communities, as part of the 330A Outreach Authority
program, with the goal of identifying and implementing programs for rural community health. The 330A Outreach
Authority program focuses on expanding access to healthcare services in rural areas, and several programs
include telehealth. HRSA's Office for the Advancement of
Telehealth (OAT) also provides funds to rural communities for improving telehealth services.
Examples of current and former CBD grantees from the 330A Outreach Authority program and OAT grantees that have
developed promising telehealth programs in a rural community are provided below. Evidence-based and promising
models for community telehealth programs are available in Module
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services,
Division of Public Health
Project Title: The Alaska Veterans Telehealth and Biofeedback Services
Synopsis: This program helped veterans in rural Alaska connect to trauma-informed
behavioral and mental healthcare via telehealth.
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI)/Weitzman
Project Title: School-based Consultations for Rural Pediatric
Telehealth (SCRiPT) Network
Synopsis: This program uses telehealth to offer virtual consultations and professional
development sessions to staff at rural school-based health centers across six states.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Project Title: TeleEmergency Program and Center for Rural Emergency Services and
Synopsis: These programs use telehealth to connect emergency care providers to rural
Critical Access Hospitals and community hospitals and to train rural providers on trauma and emergency care.
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.
Project Title: Direct to Patient Tele-Behavioral Health Services
Synopsis: This program uses a telehealth platform that allows patients to connect to
behavioral health services from their personal smartphones, tablets, or computers.
North Dakota State University
Project Title: The North Dakota Telepharmacy Project
Synopsis: This program uses telehealth to connect licensed pharmacists with pharmacy
technicians in rural sites across the state.
Sanford Vermillion Medical Center
Project Title: Virtual Infusion Project
Synopsis: This program increased access to infusion and oncology care in South Dakota,
Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Nurses at rural infusion centers connected to advanced practice oncology
nurses via telehealth to ensure that patients can receive quality care close to home.
Summit Healthcare Association
Project Title: Summit Healthcare Telemedicine Program
Synopsis: This program involves a broad range of telehealth approaches to improve access to
specialty care for local residents.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Project Title: Telehealth Rural Outreach to Children in Kansas City Schools
Synopsis: This program uses telehealth to increase access to behavioral and developmental
healthcare services among children.