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Telehealth research lab

  1. 1. Inside the P20 TelehealthReesearch Lab<br />With your Host:<br />Jeff Reese, Ph.D.<br /> Next Generation Learning Summit<br />September 7, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Goals:1. Provide rationale for need of increased psychosocial services for children & families2. Address why telehealth is a viable tool to address this concern 3. Discuss current Telehealth Lab projects and collaborative possibilities<br />
  3. 3. 1. Rationale for Lab<br />Goal: Improve access to specialized psychosocial services for children and families in rural and remote areas of Kentucky using telehealth technologies.<br />Why?: Children and families in Kentucky are vastly underserved – 75% of children dx w/ developmental, behavioral, or emotional problems are not receiving the appropriate services in their schools or communities (KY DOE, 2006-2007)<br />
  4. 4. 1. Rationale for Lab<br />1 in 5 children will struggle w/ a mental health concern during their education (Surgeon General, 1999)<br />. <br />50% of adolescent students with a mental health condition fail to complete high school<br />70% of youth involved in state and local juvenile justice systems suffer from mental health conditions<br />
  5. 5. 1. Rationale for Lab<br />Kentucky recently ranked 42nd out of 50 states on a measure of child wellbeing (Casey Foundation, 2008).<br />According to the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health, the reported prevalence of AD/HD in the state of Kentucky was 10.12%, the third-highest rate in the nation<br />
  6. 6. Just a Guess, But…<br />Kentucky School Superintendent?<br />
  7. 7. Why Telehealth?<br />Reduces barriers of geography and accessibility<br />Takes advantage of existing KTHN<br />Statewide videoconference consortium of over 1,000 sites, including 45 of state’s 120 county school systems<br />Can assist with long waiting-lists for child psychiatrists<br />
  8. 8. Why Telehealth?<br />It is an acceptable alternative to in-person contact:<br /> - adult individual therapy (Reese, Conoley, & Brossart, 2002)<br /> - family therapy (Glueckauf et al., 2002)<br /> - child-based interventions (Nelson, Barnard, & Cain, 2006)<br />
  9. 9. Why Telehealth?<br />Parents prefer interventions that have a psychosocial component (Antshel & Barkley, 2008)<br />
  10. 10. A Possible Win/Win?<br />Psychology doctoral students could provide supervised services<br />Costs would be minimal – goal is to obtain external funding<br />Result is that children and families benefit and so do our doctoral students!<br />
  11. 11. Current Telehealth Project<br />Kentucky TeleCare (College of Medicine)<br />Dept. of Pediatrics (College of Medicine) <br />Counseling Psychology (College of Education)<br />AT&T Foundation Grant:<br />Using Telehealth to Reach Underserved Populations: A Behavioral Family Intervention for Parents of Children with ADHD <br />
  12. 12. Parent training program based on behavioral family interventions grounded in social learning theory<br />Evidence-based method that has an excellent track record as an intervention for children with behavioral issues<br />Has a modified telehealth application <br />
  13. 13. Current Status of Project<br />Have had 1 round of sessions in Morehead with 3 families, feedback has been very positive<br />Currently conducting intakes for group starting in mid-September <br />Getting the “word out” in rural communities via primary care physicians, a radio show, school nurses, schools, and other health care providers in the identified area<br />
  14. 14. Next Steps…<br />Plan is to use pilot data for further funding to expand program<br />Looking to partner with other medical centers and schools before submitting NIH R21 grant<br />Hope to expand lab to include other intervention-based services, consultation, and training (e.g., Autism)<br />
  15. 15. What Are Your <br />Needs and Ideas?<br />