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Upcoming webinar on telehealth

Polycom is having a webinar to discuss the possibilities of using “telehealth as a way to create or extend treatment programs.” It will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2015 from 2-3 pm ET (12-1 pm MT) and is open to the public. They will be going over the following key points:

  • The current state of addressable mental healthcare needs
  • Why telemedicine is feasible as a key opportunity created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • A state partnership example of the delivery of telepsychiatry to underserved areas
  • A review of how technology can be used to develop a continuum of care for mental health patients
  • How to reach new patient populations while decreasing overhead costs

You can read more and register here.

NDNRC releases a new Autism Fact Sheet

Early Intervention: A stitch in time…

Have you ever noticed how many proverbs and sayings relate to thinking ahead? A stitch in time saves nine. A penny saved is a penny earned. Look before you leap. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Early Intervention Colorado logoWhen it comes to children’s healthy development, there’s a step between prevention and “cure,” and it comes in the form of Early Intervention. Over the years, health care professionals have found that identifying delays in development, whether physical, cognitive, or behavioral, and diagnosis of ongoing health conditions at an early age, and addressing them immediately, can make a tremendous difference in long-term outcomes. Because this is not only better for the child and family, but also more cost-effective, than waiting until more serious problems develop later in life, many early intervention services are publicly funded, meaning that families do not have to pay directly for thingsBaby Corrine & Grandma like speech, physical, or occupational therapy.

Anyone can refer a child for screening to find out if they are eligible for early intervention services, whether you are a family member, doctor, child care provider, or other concerned individual. Visit http://www.eicolorado.org/ or call 888-777-4041 to talk to someone at Early Intervention Colorado about the process of making a referral, or the services and supports available.