Technology has emerged as a necessary and vital tool in providing critical healthcare and human services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal, state and local governments have contributed to the expansion of telehealth services and to the use of technology to support access to social safety net programs and child welfare services through major policy and regulatory changes. This shift has great potential to bring health and human services to those who have historically faced disparities in access, including people in rural communities and people in low-income, medically underserved areas. Join this session to hear from local stakeholder groups and county leaders as they discuss how these new policy and regulatory flexibilities have improved access for underserved communities, and options for sustaining these changes in a post-pandemic society.
ConferenceThe NACo Virtual Federal Policy Summit brought together county leaders, members of Congress, federal officials, thought leaders and other partners for informative sessions on the numerous policy decisions being made at the federal level that will impact county governments.
The Future of Health and Human Services Delivery: How Technology is Advancing Access to Care at the Local Level is a part of NACo Virtual Federal Policy Summit.