We believe in the power of telehealth to transform communities.
Our guiding values are: equity, inclusion, representation, accountability, collaboration, and innovation.
We are driven to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare by increasing adoption of telehealth, especially among those communities who have been left out or left behind:
What will the Telehealth Equity Coalition do?
Together with nonprofit, academic, and industry partners, the Telehealth Equity Coalition will offer a unique voice to optimize equitable telehealth delivery and utilization.
Learn from data
Taking a data-driven approach to identifying opportunities and advocating to improve telehealth policy
Share the knowledge
Developing a first of it’s kind open-source telehealth data dashboard and maps
Building a wide coalition of academics and supporters to advocate for greater access to telehealth. For a fuller look at our membership click here
The Telehealth Equity Coalition brings together unique voices in order to advance telehealth adoption in all communities. The formation of the Advisory Board is another step towards that goal. All Advisory Board Members have made major contributions to TEC's work thus far, are committed to the Coalition's mission, and are experts in their field. This group will provide recommendations based on their professional expertise and insight, and will help guide and inform the operations of the Coalition.
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee
Senior Fellow of Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
Dr. Ann Bagchi
Health Committee Chair, Latino Action Network and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Rutgers University
Dr. Linda Williams
Founder and Chief Clinical Psychologist, Well Psychology, Inc, and Founder, Invisible Disability Project
Dr. David R. Hunt
Medical Director for Patient Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of Policy
Dr. Donna M. Christensen
Former Congresswoman (US Virgin Islands) and Physician
Dr. Moira Kyweluk
PhD, MPH, Principle Director, Third Space Research
Where we’re going we don’t need roads
[but we do need broadband internet]
People have inadequate or no health insurance
Nearly one-third of Americans face each day without access to care and the disparity of access to care is real.
Increase in telehealth users during 2020
Percent of consumers that now use telehealth
The median income rank for Mississippi, the state with the fewest telehealth claims
Number of years longer that high income earners live on average in the U.S.
Black households living below the poverty level
Rural areas lack access to high-speed broadband
Advancing the solutions that address inequality in the telehealth system
TEC will focus on meeting people where they are, rather than trying to force them into a system that doesn’t work for their lives.
Issues we will focus on:
Broadband and hardware access
Evidence and value based care
Digital and health literacy
Trust and accountability
Social determinants of health
Educating communities about telehealth in their own way
Be part of the solution
We are looking for people, organizations and academics who want to make a difference in people’s lives through the power of telehealth
You want to join multi-sector allies to help broaden the adoption of telehealth by all communities
You want to add your voice to the health equity movement through supporting a data-driven approach to solving the health divide
You want access to important health policy discussions and decision makers
You could leverage intelligence on political and policy discussions with your organization to accelerate the adoption of telehealth