2020 Annual Report

Healing Power of Connection

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Telehealth Awareness Week

Since 2016, the SCTA has hosted Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) in South Carolina with the goals of increasing telehealth awareness and advocating for expanded access to telehealth services.

Telehealth is a rapidly evolving service that greatly expands the methods by which care is delivered to patients. TAW engages communities across the state in thoughtful conversations about how telehealth can be used to more effectively provide medical care to as many South Carolinians as possible.

TAW is held every Autumn and generally encompasses a series of events and awareness campaigns from collaborating partners across the state including health systems, volunteer partners, legislators, high-profile medical professionals. 

  

TAW 2021

2021 is a big year for #TelehealthAwarenessWeek as it is the first year that TAW went national, thanks to the leadership of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently released this Governor's Proclamation, officially declaring Sept. 19–25, 2021 as Telehealth Awareness Week in South Carolina:

TAW Governors Proclamation

While TAW in South Carolina has seen a lot of early success, the COVID-19 pandemic was another major player in expanding the use of telehealth. Since the general public has become very familiar with using telehealth to abide by social distancing standards, Telehealth Awareness Week now hopes to educate governments and communities on the need for incorporating telehealth as a regular healthcare practice.  

SCTA TAW 2021 Toolkit:

Please use the below resources to help promote #TelehealthAwarenessWeek!

 

Events Calendar: