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Broadband. Telehealth. Sometimes Communities Have To Do It For Ourselves!

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Today's episode salutes those communities that have taken the reins of their broadband or digital inclusion efforts! When leading local pols are disinterested or the state or federal governments are too restrictive, that’s when unofficial leaders rise up and lead successful projects. Here’s how you do it.

And you don’t have to be Dr. “Bones” McCoy to launch winning telehealth in support of public effort either, but you do have to be good at developing partnerships that include competent healthcare talent. Libraries, barbershops, churches or other community organizations can lay the ground work for teams. Telehealth means more than just video chats with doctors.

Today’s digital equity warriors are:

Peter Caplan is Managing Consultant at the eHealth Systems & Solutions firm where he designs and manages telemedicine projects as well as conduct health IT and sustainable business planning for hospitals and physician group practices. Created a comprehensive telemedicine master plan for the Department of Internal Medicine at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

A quarter of Detroit residents has no Internet through home computers, laptops or mobile devices. Joshua Edmonds is the City’s Director of Digital Inclusion and creator of Connect 313 – the city’s sustainable digital inclusion strategy to bridge the digital divide. Forbes, the FCC, Next Century Cities, and Government Technology have recognized Edmonds for his contributions.


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