Posted: May 26, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they are administering a USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program (DLT).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 25, 2021 – (Newswire.com)
For many rural communities, the pandemic has exposed a deficit in the quality and availability of healthcare in the United States. Patients in rural areas often have fewer options when it comes to providers, presenting a significant challenge when it comes to accessibility. Let’s Talk Interactive (LTI), a leader in customizable telehealth solutions and provider of HIPAA-compliant telehealth software and hardware solutions, is helping communities navigate the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program (DLT). The program provides funding to help overcome the challenges presented by remoteness and low population density.
“Let’s Talk Interactive is a full-service telehealth solutions provider with a long history in this field. Recently, we supported rural communities throughout the Florida Panhandle in accessing healthcare after experiencing devastation from Hurricane Michael,” says Arthur Cooksey, CEO of LTI. “We’re here as a resource and are excited to help organizations in rural areas get up and running and take advantage of this great opportunity towards transforming their access to quality healthcare through telemedicine.”
Telemedicine and telehealth capabilities enable providers to administrate access to quality healthcare to patients in rural areas. Even when those patients are fortunate enough to find a general practitioner, finding specialized care for chronic or rare conditions may mean waiting months or even years. Virtual appointments can help to alleviate the burden of traveling long distances, finding childcare, or missing work, helping rural patients ensure better healthcare outcomes.
Those awarded with grant funding can reach out to Let’s Talk Interactive at email@example.com, or by phone at 844-936-0637 for recommendations and consultative services on how to get started towards building their own telehealth infrastructure.
According to the grant, the “DLT Program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. DLT grant funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. These grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope.”
Applications are open now and must be received by June 4, 2021.
For information on eligibility and to apply for the grant, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331151