In early May, Care Compass Network (CCN) announced the second round of their COVID-19 Telehealth Assistance Program. This program was developed during the global coronavirus pandemic as another way to support the local community, consisting of clinical care, behavioral health, and other community organizations, transition to remote work.
On May 15, 2020 CCN announced that over $290,000 was awarded to another 14 partners across the Southern Tier.
The purpose of the program was to provide funding and guidance to help organizations implement a Telehealth Video Conferencing technology or to upgrade an existing conferencing technology to a more appropriate level in order to comply with tight restrictions on in-person contact between individuals.
As organizations are adapting to a new ‘normal’, these technologies will help them continue to support the community by addressing social determinants of health, providing behavioral health and/or clinical care, and connecting their patients/ clients to additional services.