What This Big Grant Tells Us About How the Internet Can Expand Access to Care

The Duke Endowment just gave $1.5 million so the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services could take their telepsychiatry program into the big time. Telepsychiatry sounds like borderline-quackery, you say? Well, that’s what we thought, until we read up.
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Meet the Foundation Supporting Health Access in Chicago that you’ve Never Heard Of

First as a hands-on care group—VNA stands for Visiting Nurse Association, after all—and later, from 1995 forward, as a grantmaker funding groups doing the hands-on health work, VNAF has been giving out funding to the tune of about $2 million per year. They’re generous and accessible, and if you’re Chicago-based with a health access angle, you need to know about them.
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