Hector Rodriguez Awarded CITRIS Seed Grant to Examine Telehealth Implementation
UC Berkeley Public Health Professor Hector Rodriguez has been awarded a seed grant to advance the implementation of telehealth for low-income Californians impacted by COVID-19 by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), an interdisciplinary institute for science and innovation that is a collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz.
The COVID-19 crisis has increased the need for telehealth services. However, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), which care for low-income Californians, have lagged in their adoption of telehealth. The grant will fund an initiative led by Dr. Rodriguez that will work to track and improve the implementation and impact of telehealth for low-income patients across the state. It builds on Dr. Rodriguez’s previous research examining the impact of diabetes care management interventions in FQHCs.