BroadbandOhio is currently soliciting proposals for a statewide telehealth administrator to help continue Governor Mike DeWine’s efforts to expand telehealth throughout the state in Ohio’s K-12 School System. On March 20, 2020 Governor DeWine announced the launch of a telehealth pilot project to connect students with behavioral health providers in the Switzerland of Ohio School District in Monroe County. The objective is to connect the school district with behavioral health services while also providing high-speed internet connections to Ohioans who have been left behind. The project is currently in Phase Two, and is operational in two school districts. To learn more about this project, please visit: https://innovateohio.gov/priorities/resources/broadband/telehealth-blueprint.
BroadbandOhio is currently requesting proposals from contractors to provide the technical expertise to help update existing technology infrastructure in school settings to high quality, real-time, secure video conferencing technology in schools and has the experience or can partner with an entity that has the experience, to facilitate and obtain behavioral health services from OhioMHAS-certified community behavioral health providers. Responses are due by 2 p.m. on June 21.