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Dr. Juan Lopez Solorza with the ACTIVATE logo next to his head.

Introducing Livingston Community Health Center’s ACTIVATE program

ACTIVATE is a demonstration project using digital health to improve the health and well-being of rural or underserved communities in partnership with community health centers. ACTIVATE is designed to help patients learn more about their diabetes and/or high blood pressure and how to help get them under control, all from the comfort of their own home!

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Health, ACTIVATE

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Presentamos ACTIVATE

Ahora puede ver ACTIVATE en acción a través de breves videos creados por nuestros compañeros Diverse Health Hub. En Presentamos ACTIVATE, siga a un paciente mientras descubre cómo ACTIVATE puede ayudarlo a aprender sobre sus condiciones crónicas (diabetes y presión arterial alta) y conectarse con su equipo de atención médica.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Health, ACTIVATE

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Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda

As telehealth plays an even greater role in global health care delivery, it will be increasingly important to develop a strong evidence base of successful, innovative telehealth solutions that can lead to scalable and sustainable telehealth programs. This paper has two aims: (1) to describe the challenges of promoting telehealth implementation to advance adoption and (2) to present a global research agenda for personalized telehealth within chronic disease management. Using evidence from the United States and the European Union, this paper provides a global overview of the current state of telehealth services and benefits, presents fundamental principles that must be addressed to advance the status quo, and provides a framework for current and future research initiatives within telehealth for personalized care, treatment, and prevention. In this paper, the members of the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network offer a 12-point research agenda for future telehealth applications within chronic disease management.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, TTRN

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An animated image of three adults standing with a background of circles connected by lines. From left to right, the circles contain a phone with a WiFi symbol, a blood glucose monitor, a heart, and a blood pressure monitor. In the bottom left corner is the phrase Introducing ACTIVATE with the ACTIVATE logo.

Introducing ACTIVATE

Now you can see ACTIVATE in action through brief videos created by our partners Diverse Health Hub. In Introducing ACTIVATE, follow a patient as he discovers how ACTIVATE can help him learn about his chronic conditions (diabetes and high blood pressure) and connect with his health care team.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Health, ACTIVATE

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UC Davis co-launches high-touch telehealth program in the Central Valley for agricultural workers

When it comes to improving the health of underserved Central Valley agricultural workers, what types of training and tech infrastructure would support clinics as they deliver care? For nearly seven years, that’s the question Dr. Katherine Kim of UC Davis Health and Leslie Abasta-Cummings of Livingston Health Clinic have been tackling together. For both the health coaching program they implemented in 2015 and the ACTIVATE telehealth pilot rolling out in the second half of 2021, UC Davis brings the technical and research skills while Livingston provides access to the patients who are “the experts in their own lives,” according to Dr. Kim. She and Abasta-Cummings have been relying on these patient insights to help them ultimately create expanded access and expedited care in one of the least healthy parts of the state.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Technology, Broadband, Health Equity, Mobile Devices, ACTIVATE

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What We've Learned About Using Telehealth to Reach Older Adults during COVID-19

Lessons we’ve learned about how to most effectively reach older adults in affordable senior housing can be applied to efforts designed to reach any underserved population with digital health technology and training. As we begin the transition out of the pandemic, we cannot leave what we’ve learned about equitable, essential healthcare behind. By following the lessons we’ve learned this year, we all can work to improve healthcare experiences and permanently break down barriers to health and well-being.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Technology, Digital Health, Health Equity, Lighthouse

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Lessons on Scaling Equitable Vaccine Distribution to Help High-Risk Populations

A conversation with Dr. David Lindeman, Director of CITRIS Health; Veronica Chavez, Community Outreach Manager at Livingston Community Health; Helidee Millan-Govea, Community Outreach Manager at Livingston Community Health; Sheri Peifer, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer of Eskaton, Darlene Cullivan, Senior Manager of Outreach and Impact at Eskaton and Dr. Sheri Belafsky, Medical Director of Healthy Davis Together, as they discuss the lessons learned through the development and deployment of their vaccine initiatives, the importance of partnerships with trusted community organizations, and the equity considerations required for building an equitable infrastructure for providing vaccines to underserved populations.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, ACTIVATE, Lighthouse

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Funding Senior High-Speed Internet Access Opportunities Guide

In March 2020, communities across the United States implemented social distancing measures to protect people from transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing has indeed helped slow the virus’s spread in households, communities, and facilities, especially before vaccines became available. But with social distancing has come a significant downside: the lack of social connection. For people who are already distanced from others by their living situations, age, poverty, zip code, or health status, social distancing has increased isolation. High speed internet offers a scalable solution to mediate social isolation as well as provide access to telehealth, information, and other services. This Opportunities Guide, assembled by Freedman Consulting, LLC. provides a comprehensive list of funding sources that can support a wide range of congregate living facilities in providing internet to older adults.

Research Areas & Topics: Telehealth, Technology, Lighthouse

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