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Providing Behavioral Health through Telehealth and Virtual Care during the Covid-19 Pandemic

During late 2020 and early 2021, a team of researchers, clinicians, and administrators in
Southeast Idaho conducted a qualitative study about behavioral healthcare providers’
experiences using telebehavioral health (also referred to herein as virtual care) with patients
during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journal of Primary Care & Community Health Article

Use of a Research as Intervention Approach to Explore Telebehavioral Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeastern Idaho- Journal of Primary Care & Community Health

SEID AHEC Virtual Care Film

Southeast Idaho AHEC is pleased to share results from our telebehavioral health and virtual care research project. Southeast Idaho primary care and behavioral health providers told us what it was like to provide virtual care during the tumult and upheaval of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The purposes of this study were to:

  • characterize Southeast Idaho Healthcare primary care and behavioral health providers’
    experiences with virtual care during the pandemic
  • generate policy- and practice-level recommendations regarding virtual care in this region
    that will address inequities in access to care
  • raise awareness of issues relevant to virtual care among community stakeholders who
    influence the implementation of this treatment modality in Southeast Idaho
SEID AHEC Virtual Care Poster