Developing School-based Telehealth Programs as an Equity Strategy for Education and Health Care

N C Med J. 2022 Nov-Dec;83(6):426-428. doi: 10.18043/ncm.83.6.426.


School-based telehealth programs have shown potential to address both educational and health needs of elementary students in North Carolina. A Cone Health prototype in areas of endemic poverty and low health literacy allowed for the creation of on-demand care that kept children in school, decreased early dismissals, and reduced the burden and cost of urgent health care on families.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Poverty
  • Schools*
  • Students
  • Telemedicine*