The School-based Telehealth Center of Excellence was born out of a recognition that identifying current, relevant, and neutral school-based telehealth content can be overwhelming to the newcomer. On this site, the Term ‘school-based telehealth’ is used broadly and includes telemental health and the various terms identified in the research for these same concepts.

The mission of the STBHCoE is to create and maintain a single source of current and vetted resources to assist providers and organizations to start and improve school-based telehealth services.

The initial phase will include the creation of a library of resources for decision-makers, clinicians, researchers and policy teams (collectively: stakeholders) to have a single source of vetted information on school-based and telemental health that is up-to-date, vendor-neutral, and multi-disciplinary. Information will be gathered from credible sources and updated through regular searches and requests for information from organizations. The information will be tagged for search with the date of publication, peer-reviewed (according to set criteria), intended audience and topical tags (billing, Medicaid, laws, state, country, ethics, best practices, etc.).

The STBHCoE was developed in partnership between the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and Center for Rural Health Innovation.

Sidenote: We’d like to recognize the excellent work of Dr. Chris Fore and the Indian Health Services Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence who has blazed a trail for telebehavioral health.

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