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Implementation for Specific Rural Populations

Telehealth programs may need to consider the distinct needs of specific rural groups, such as children, older adults, tribes, veterans, and people who are incarcerated. The Center for Care Innovations developed the Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit, which provides additional considerations and resources for providers seeking to help decrease health disparities through telehealth services.

This section describes unique considerations for these specific rural groups related to telehealth programs.