Your Name and Title:
Dianne Connery, Special Projects Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name:
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Pottsboro, TX, USA
Language in Which You Will Present:
Short Session Description (one line):
Libraries are a natural fit to provide access to health care providers via telehealth.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.
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