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External Resources



  • The AARP resources include patient-centric guides about how to use telehealth.

  • The leading international resource and advocate for telemedicine, promoting access to medical care for consumers and providers via telecommunications technology.

  • Advancing learning through videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies.

  • Providing vital support to the telehealth community on legal and regulatory issues and topics such as: physician/nurse licensure; credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and private insurance payment policies.

  • A comprehensive resource center for family and professional caregivers. Through interactive educational materials, plus detailed and unbiased analysis or hundreds of home health technology products, MHHTC can empower caregivers worldwide.

  • Created to promote a healthy rural America through state and community leadership, the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health help individual rural communities build healthcare delivery systems.

  • A member association focused on rural health, advocating for the causes and concerns that are most important to rural communities.

  • NACHC is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to expanding healthcare access for America’s medically underserved through the community-based health center model.

  • works with Congress, federal agencies, and rural health allies to promote, expand and protect the Rural Health Clinics program.

  • NIHAN (Nevada Interprofessional Healthy Aging Council) provides resources for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Their page on telehealth provides educational resources for senior patients.

  • works to increase and improve the use of telehealth to meet the needs of underserved people, including those living in rural and remote areas, those who are low-income and uninsured or enrolled in Medicaid.

  • The principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of healthcare information

  • Health and human services information for rural America.

    Go here to find out if your community qualifies as “rural”.

  • A national non-profit organization servicing as a knowledge center for rural hospitals, and providing technical assistance, information, education and other resources to rural healthcare providers and their communities.

  • Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) have been established to provide assistance, education and information to organizations and individuals who are actively providing or interested in providing medical care at a distance.

  • the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

  • United States Department of Agriculture

    Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program—Information on current funding opportunities, past awards demonstrating the types of projects the USDA has funded, and other information.

    National Agricultural Library—Information on health in rural communities. Best practices, planning tools, funding resources, and general assistance through federal and state programs and/or organization in this area.

  • serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity.

  • Administers the Universal Service Fund providing communities across America with affordable telecommunications services.

  • works to improve access and quality of care for enrolled rural and highly rural Veterans by developing evidence-based policies and innovative practices to support the unique needs of enrolled Veterans residing in geographically remote areas.