Senators Hoeven & Heitkamp Announce Telemedicine Initiatives

— Official News Release —

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program is specifically designed to assist rural communities in acquiring distance learning and telemedical technologies so that local teachers and medical service providers who serve rural residents can establish interactive video conferencing links to teachers, medical professionals, and other needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise.

New Funding Available to the Program:

  • Altru Health System Telemedicine received a $196,305 grant to provide healthcare for remote, rural patients in a 17-county region.
  • North Dakota, together with East Central Ohio Educational Service Center Distance Learning will receive a total of $437,748 to educate students, and provide job training, training for emergency responders, and continuing adult education through 14 remote rural sites.
  • In addition, Essentia Health Telemedicine has been awarded more than $213,000 to expand its existing telemedicine network in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The expansion is expected to benefit more than 300,000 people.

This article was created from news releases from Senator Hoeven and Senator Heitkamp.

Josh Wolsky

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