USDA distance learning and telemedicine Project

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Clinic Staff Telemedicine projects underway include linking rural clinic systems to their urban counterparts, and bringing traditional and alternative medical resources online for preventative health awareness. In the telemedicine project, RAIN is building the Community Wellness Project which addresses a matrix of health issues - personal health, environmental health, community safety, gardening, local culture, and recreation - all aspects of a healthy community. Where ever feasible, RAIN will be placing a free public access computer at the clinic site, and will be training medical practitioners and the public to make use of the new technologies. We will have doctors talking to doctors, patients talking to doctors, and the community learning about its own specific health challenges. RAIN's telemedicine efforts have been recognized by the California Healthcare Association as a model example of rural community telemedicine services.