New USDA Grants for Telehealth Programs: MN part of one project

mHealth Intelligence reports…

Dozens of telehealth programs across the country will be getting funding from the US Department of Agriculture in the latest round of distance learning and telemedicine grants.

In all, $42.5 million will be disbursed to 133 programs in 37 states and two US territories. Of that number, 74 grants are specifically designated for telemedicine projects that include school-based telehealth, telemental health, substance abuse services, rural telemedicine programs, telestroke services, senior telehealth and specialty care.

Some of that funding will find its way to Minnesota…

More than $390,000 awarded to Avera Health to expand a telehealth network providing specialist consults to 73 new sites in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, serving some 635,000 patients. Another grant of almost $455,000 will be used to improve the telemedicine platform for Avera’s eCARE program in those communities;

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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