Public Libraries and Telehealth Services

COAHEC 2023 Networking Education and Research Conference session: "Public Libraries and Telehealth Services" presented by Dana Abby, MLS, AHIP recorded on September 23, 2023. CME Credit available through September 2024. One CME will be awarded after completion and submission of post session survey. 

Public libraries can play a valuable role in supporting telehealth. By leveraging their resources, expertise, and community engagement, libraries can bridge the digital divide, promote digital health literacy, and enhance access to telehealth services for individuals and communities, ultimately contributing to improved healthcare outcomes. Colorado has 259 public library locations, many in rural and frontier areas of the state, and often in or bordering on, under-connected areas, or in geographically challenging areas.