CoE-IHS Webinar: Telehealth Part 2 – Rural Telehealth for Youth in Schools and Beyond
Due to structural urbanism, rural areas often face a shortage of mental health and medical professionals, limited access to healthcare facilities, and long travel distances to receive care. Children and youth in rural, frontier and tribal communities have been particularly impacted by this limitation in access to equitable health care, especially as the need for youth mental health has increased in recent years.
Telehealth and mobile health are tools that can address the healthcare disparities that exist in rural communities, specifically to offer support for children and youth in schools as the national youth mental health crisis continues. For children and youth who live in rural, frontier and tribal communities, telehealth and mobile health can be a lifeline by addressing health disparities and bringing care directly to those who need it most.
Join us for Part 2 of our rural telehealth webinar series, Rural Telehealth for Youth in Schools and Beyond, on Tues. May 16, 2-3 p.m. ET, to learn more and share your ideas. In this session, experts will discuss how their organization is working to address structural urbanism for youth in rural communities by leveraging integrated telehealth services across the state of Texas.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognize and understand existing health disparities that affect children and youth within rural communities.
- Understand and describe two telehealth models utilized by the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium that aim to improve integrated care for youth in rural communities.
- Identify approaches to improve mental health access and support within school systems in rural communities.
- Understand considerations for utilizing telehealth as a tool for youth in your own communities.