Baxter International Foundation Grant awarded for telehealth expansion to Avery, McDowell schools

SPRUCE PINE – School-based telehealth programs in McDowell and Avery counties are getting a boost from a $100,000 grant from The Baxter International Foundation to Children’s Health Fund (CHF). The award will enable CHF affiliate, Center for Rural Health Innovation, to operate its Health-e-Schools program in all Pre-K through 12th grade schools in the two counties.

Using high-definition video conferencing and specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras, the Health-e-Schools program team works in conjunction with school nurses and family nurse practitioners to address a range of medical issues. These include earaches, sore throats, colds, allergies and asthma. In addition, telehealth can be used for the management of chronic disease, to conduct sports physicals and provide mental health counseling…

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