HUD / HHS Host July 29 Telehealth Webinar

Regulation | July 27, 2020 | by Linda Couch

HUD, along with the HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the HHS Administration for Community Living, is hosting a July 29, 2- 3pm ET, webinar, “Telehealth for Community-Based Organizations: Services, Payment, and Partners.”

HUD, along with the HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the HHS Administration for Community Living, is hosting a July 29, 2- 3pm ET, webinar, “Telehealth for Community-Based Organizations: Services, Payment, and Partners.”

The webinar will include an overview of telehealth basics and opportunities related to COVID-19, information on telehealth payment flexibilities and toolkits, resources for community-based organizations serving older adults, and lessons from the field on use of telehealth during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

This is the first of three planned webinars aimed at helping community based organizations use telehealth more effectively, In August, these partnering agencies will offer a webinar on promising telehealth practices on how to address difficulties with at-risk populations. In September, a webinar on addressing barriers to access for help overcoming physical constraints and limited service issues will be offered.

LeadingAge is spearheading an effort to urge Congress to include $50 million for the installation and services fees for wireless internet in the individual apartments of HUD-assisted affordable senior housing residents. Today, very few HUD-assisted senior communities have wifi within residents’ apartments. Such access would allow residents to take advantage of telehealth opportunities, as well as help residents and communities combat social isolation and learn about programs within and near their communities.

To register for the July 29 webinar, visit this page.