The Toddler Tracks Mission
50% or more of young children with autism do not receive treatment due to gaps in access and provider shortages. The nonprofit, charitable Global Partnership for Telehealth and the South East Telehealth Resource Center have partnered with leading autism specialists to develop the “Toddler Tracks” program to provide free online early intervention training to parents with children on wait lists for services, continuing education for healthcare professionals on diagnosis and treatment, as well as access to telehealth services to address this gap.
This Southeastern Telehealth Resource Project is supported by the following grant, #GA5RH37460 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) began as the Georgia statewide, telehealth network in 2004 with the encouragement and support of the State Insurance Commissioner, John Oxendine. Commissioner Oxendine’s vision was for a single telehealth network to improve access to healthcare and health education to underserved and poor communities. In 2007, following a grant funded, 3-year start-up and network build-out period, the 501(c)3, non-profit organization was formed to carry on the vision and mission. GPT has grown into an expansive telehealth network serving as the telehealth platform and support for clinical and nonclinical sites in 10 US states and several international mission projects. Sites include small & large health systems, clinical offices, skilled nursing facilities, charitable clinics, public schools, universities, corrections, public health departments, and orphanages. GPT has also had the privilege to serve as the HRSA Grantee for the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center since 2010.
- Provide high-quality, low-cost telehealth hardware and software solutions to support the delivery of virtual care in most any setting with an emphasis of supporting under-resourced communities. GPT’s telehealth video platform, Pathways, is a secure, web-based, telehealth consultation software built using 14+ years of clinical partner feedback to develop one of the most intuitive tools for telehealth implementers.
- To identify areas of health care need, then develop telehealth solutions, programs and/or educational resources to address that need.
- To partner with other like-minded entities or individuals to leverage telehealth technologies and distant learning modalities to produce positive health care outcomes.
- To focus on rural communities and work with local leaders to determine how telehealth can bring relief, support or compliment the local healthcare delivery system: schools, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals/clinics, county or city jails, etc.
Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC)
SETRC is one of 14 Telehealth Resource Centers ( 12 Regional and 2 National) funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth through a grant program to provide support and guidance to Telehealth programs. Our mission is to serve as a focal point for advancing the effective use of Telehealth and support access to Telehealth services in rural and underserved communities in the southeastern region of the United States. We have extensive Telehealth experience and can provide services, resources and tools to both developing and operating programs.