The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) was created through a federal grant (#G221T16262) to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest. It is one of thirteen Telehealth Resource Centers in the United States, each serving a distinct geographic region. The SWTRC serves hospitals, clinics, public health offices, and private-practice healthcare providers in the broader Southwest region.
The SWTRC assists start-up telehealth programs in their development and serves as a resource for existing programs regarding changes in technology and other issues affecting telehealth in the Southwest region.
Telemedicine has been shown empirically to improve access to quality medical care for many patients living in rural and medically underserved areas. The SWTRC draws expertise from the internationally recognized Arizona Telemedicine Program, which has been providing telemedicine services throughout the state of Arizona since 1996.
Per conditions of our federal grant, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center is required to place a priority on providing technical assistance to HRSA grantees interested in establishing or expanding a telehealth program including, but not limited to OAT Telehealth Network, Community Health Centers and the Office of Rural Health Policy grantees. Three tiers of assistance is available:
This website was made possible by grant number G22RH30360-01-00 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS