U of Arizona receives $975k HRSA grant for rural telehealth

The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, an office of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center a $975,000 grant to fund its operations through August 2020.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson's Arizona Telemedicine Program launched the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center in 2009 to help healthcare providers reach patients in underserved rural areas in the southwestern U.S.

The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center offers telehealth services to providers in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. It also advises and trains staff at telehealth programs looking to extend services to underserved areas.

"This grant will enable the University of Arizona to leverage its expertise in healthcare and its nationally recognized leadership in telemedicine for the benefit of not just the people of Arizona, but people across the Southwest," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD.

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