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Governor announces program to invest in teleheath

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Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $3 million grant program to invest in new technologies that will improve access and adoption of telehealth in underserved communities.

NYS Governor Kathy Hochul

This program will support community health providers to purchase audiovisual and remote monitoring devices and work with other community partners to establish physical telehealth spaces in places such as libraries, homeless shelters, pharmacies and other locations.

$150,000 will be awarded to each of ten regions of the State. The grants will be matched by private philanthropic support a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, established through the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt at the recommendation of Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the New York State Health Foundation.

The grants are intended to provide public-private support for innovations in health care delivery. The grants are intended to provide public-private support for innovations in health care delivery. Applications will open January 4th, 2022.

“Every New Yorker should have access to high-quality health care no matter where they live,” Governor Hochul said. “Telehealth is an important tool that brings health care to underserved communities and saves New Yorkers both time and money. Through these investments, we are working to make sure that everyone has access to high-quality health care and can see their doctor.”

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