Since 2011, MCD Global Health has served as the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), one of only 14 Telehealth Resource Centers funded through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office for Advancement of Telehealth (OAT). The NETRC aims to increase access to quality health care services for rural and medically underserved populations through the use of virtual health and technology.
The NETRC guides telehealth program development throughout New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and New York. We work closely with health systems, federally qualified health centers, critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, state governments, and many others. The NETRC is also a proud member of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers contributing to the development of sustainable telehealth programs and improving health outcomes for rural and underserved communities across the U.S.
NETRC staff provides free, individualized technical assistance, education, and other resources in collaboration with the Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, MCD Global Health, and the University of Vermont.
Our staff is here to help you achieve higher quality virtual health care. Three types of assistance are available*:
- Tier 1: Contact NETRC to learn about the program and discuss the telehealth landscape in the Northeast.
- Tier 2: NETRC provides each client with 10 hours of no-cost technical assistance per year.
- Tier 3: NETRC’s expert staff are available for consultative services for additional, in-depth assistance requiring more than 10 hours.
*Technical assistance is available to the general public, but per conditions of NETRC’s federal grant, NETRC is required to place a priority on providing technical assistance to HRSA grantees interested in establishing or expanding a telehealth program.