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Connecting with Health

This public library project will facilitate access to quality health care via telemedicine in a rural community. In a COVID-19 world, avoiding in-person visits not only adheres to self-quarantine and social distancing guidelines, but also lightens hospital and physician loads to focus on patients with the most acute sickness and symptoms. The virtual experience will lessen the risk of exposure and infection of other persons. As a highly respected anchor institution in this small town, the Pottsboro Library is well positioned to create a pilot telemedicine program in consultation with medical and information professionals.
Organization:
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Men
Seniors
Teens
Women
Rural
African Americans or Black
American Indian
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Dianne Connery
Funding Source: 
SCR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2021
Funding Amount: 
$19789
Funding Period:
Nov 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded