HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations Region 10 (Seattle) is held a virtual forum on clinical decision-making for tele-behavioral health services in rural and underserved areas. This virtual forum covered tele-behavioral health frameworks, how health centers can expand capacity through the use of telehealth, and best practices and strategies to develop and implement effective telehealth systems.
HRSA telehealth update
Telehealth resources in the age of COVID-19
Best practices in tele-behavioral health management
Telehealth is especially important in rural areas for engaging and sustaining patients in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services. In particular, accessing services that address social determinants of health and engaging in peer coaching via telehealth can be invaluable to patients’ success in SUD treatment and recovery.