As telehealth has made its way into medical practices, schools have begun seeing the value of offering telehealth to their students, faculty, and staff. Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) has worked in the telehealth space since the early 2000’s and began working with public schools in Georgia in 2009. Since the opening of the very first Georgia School-Based Telehealth Center (SBTC), GPT now assists with more than 130 SBTCs in the Southeast. Throughout these years, GPT has developed a solid model for providing comprehensive telehealth service including primary care, specialty care, and mental health care.
During this course, participants learn how to develop, implement, and manage a successful SBTC with an emphasis on behavioral health. Participants are presented with various helpful tips and best practices for launching a successful School-Based Telemental Health Program. Participants leave with a foundation of knowledge to take back to their communities and schools.
- Describe the various components of a successful and high-quality school-based telemental health program.
- Analyze the use case for implementing a school-based telemental health program.
- Describe patient and family engagement activities that encourage involvement in a school-based telemental health program.
This course was recorded 5/19/2020