Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 Founding Partners

The Founding Partners of Telehealth Awareness Week are a diverse group of organizations committed to a future of care delivery that ensures all Americans, including underserved patient populations and rural communities, have access to quality care.

1-800 Contacts is the largest seller of contact lenses in the U.S., serving more than 20 million customers for the last 25 years. 1-800 Contacts is the original disruptor of the vision industry. The brand is well-known for efficient, high-quality, and delightful customer service and has advocated relentlessly on behalf of customers, paving the way for a new generation of DTC brands.

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Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

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Avel eCARE offers one of the largest and most comprehensive virtual health networks in the world – partnering with more than 400 health care systems, rural hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, assisted livings, schools, correctional facilities – across the country.

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Babylon is one of the leading global, digital-first, value-based care companies whose mission is to make high-quality healthcare accessible and affordable for everyone. Babylon is re-engineering healthcare, shifting the main focus from sick to preventative care resulting in better health and reduced costs.

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Best Buy Health aims to enrich and save lives through technology and meaningful connections, focusing on consumer health products that help people live healthier lives, device-based emergency response services for the active aging population, and virtual care offerings that help connect patients to physicians.

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BlueJeans by Verizon empowers fast and easy face-to-face communications, using video conferencing solutions to help bring people closer together for more effective collaboration.

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Bright.md is a leading virtual care solution trusted by health systems to automate clinical workflows and administrative tasks, improving patient and provider engagement and driving operational efficiency. Get more info

Doximity provides its verified clinical membership with digital tools built for medicine, enabling them to collaborate with colleagues, stay up to date with the latest medical news and research, manage their careers and conduct virtual patient visits. Doximity’s mission is to help doctors be more productive so they can provide better care for their patients.

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The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing and replicating innovative approaches to care.

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Hims is a multi-specialty telehealth platform that connects consumers to licensed healthcare professionals, enabling them to access high-quality medical care for numerous conditions related to primary care, mental health, sexual health, dermatology, and more.

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Intermountain Healthcare is a team of more than 41,000 caregivers who serve the healthcare needs of people across the Intermountain West, primarily in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. It is an integrated, not-for-profit health system with 225 clinics, a medical group, 24 hospitals (one that is virtual), homecare, telehealth, health insurance plans, and other services.

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LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities across the country.

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Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.

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Teladoc Health empowers all people everywhere to live their healthiest lives by transforming the healthcare experience. As the world leader in whole-person virtual care, Teladoc Health uses proprietary health signals and personalized interactions to drive better health outcomes across the full continuum of care, at every stage in a person's health journey.

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MeMD®, a part of the Walmart Health family, provides employers, brokers, health plans and other organizations with the most flexible telehealth solution on the market today. With on-demand, online care for common illnesses and injuries, primary care and mental health issues, MeMD can be customized to the needs of any group.

Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites.

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Ziegler is a privately held, national boutique investment bank, capital markets and proprietary investments firm. It has a unique focus on healthcare, senior living and education sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance.

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Zipnosis is the white-label virtual care platform powering the virtual triage and visits of nearly 60 large health systems across the country. The platform is powered by technology that’s built on best practice clinical guidelines and real-time, localized information. Zipnosis offers device-agnostic virtual care aimed at providing both patients and employees greater convenience and efficiency when accessing care.

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Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 Endorsing Partners

We thank all Endorsing Partners of Telehealth Awareness Week for supporting broader access to virtual care for patients and healthcare providers.

Established as a nonprofit in 1997, the AHIMA Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association. The AHIMA Foundation champions inclusive health data access and understanding through consumer education, training for health information professionals, and collaboration with strategic partners across the healthcare ecosystem.

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Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide.

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The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,400 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

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The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

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As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

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CEO Action for Racial Equity is focused on improving the lives of the 47+ million Black Americans through advocacy and advancement of public policies that will root out and end systemic racism. Using CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as a platform, our Fellowship is the first business-led coalition of its kind with a mission to advance racial equity through public policy.

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The Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the safe, effective, ethical, and equitable use of digital medicine to optimize human health. We do this by serving professionals at the intersection of the global healthcare and technology communities, supporting them in developing digital medicine through interdisciplinary collaboration, research, teaching, and the promotion of best practices.

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ECHAlliance is the Global Connector for digital health. Our global community connects 78 countries and 4.4 billion people (Africa, Americas, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Europe, CommonwealthIndia, the Pacific & USA) and over 16,500 experts – including government, health & social care providers, leading companies and start-ups, researchers, insurances, patients groups and citizens.

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The EMAA (Expanding Medication Abortion Access) Project seeks to improve the way the medications prescribed for medication abortion care are dispensed in the United States, to make the process consistent with the medical and scientific evidence and to meet women’s needs.

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Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. Recent transformations in our health care delivery system have expanded opportunities to increase remote access to these essential services. Telehealth Essentials is an online resource hub designed to support the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care through a broad range of telehealth modalities.

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The mission of Health Connect South is to serve the health community as a sustainable platform for regional health collaborations. Through our collective work, we seek to broadly define and advance the Southeast’s role in the future of health. Serving as a gateway between health industry silos, we seek to provide unique and meaningful partnership opportunities in health.

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The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused health organization devoted to improving care through education and support services and improving outcomes through investment in the most promising lymphoma research. Our mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer.

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Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all people. MHA's work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. 

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For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care.

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The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is an advocacy organization representing suppliers of ancillary services and providers to the long term and post-acute care (LTPAC) sector. NASL is a founding member of the Long Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology Collaborative (LTPAC Health IT Collaborative), which was formed in 2005 to advance health IT issues by encouraging coordination among provider organizations, policymakers, vendors, payers and other stakeholders to increase interoperability.

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The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding cures for inheritable blood disorders and to addressing and preventing the complications of these disorders through research, education, and advocacy enabling people and families to thrive.

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members,  is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

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The National Psoriasis Foundation is the leading nonprofit funder of psoriatic disease and comorbidities research. NPF supports, educates, and advocates for the 8 million people in the U.S. who experience psoriasis and the health care providers who treat them. The mission of NPF is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.

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The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with member organizations from diverse sectors of U.S. health care, including, among others, patient advocates, payers, providers, biopharma, pharmacy, and academia. NEHI’s mission is to solve complex problems and achieve better value in health care by fostering innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

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The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) has a mission to increase access to quality health care services for rural and medically underserved populations through Telehealth. We provide FREE, individualized technical assistance, education, and other resources in collaboration with the Consortium of Telehealth Resource CentersMCD Public Health, and the University of Vermont. Our service area includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, but we gladly accept calls no matter where you are located.

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The Scottsdale Institute (SI) is a not-for-profit membership organization of more than 60 prominent, advanced, not-for-profit health systems and academic medical centers whose mission is to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and personal experience through IT-enabled transformation. Our North Star is thought leadership guided by SI’s Three Pillars of Collaboration, Education and Networking. We convene intimate, informal and collegial forums for senior healthcare executives, including but not limited to CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, CMIOs and CNIOs, to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned. Our goal: Gather the right people to discuss the right topics at the right moment.

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The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a statewide collaboration of 25+ organizations joining forces to expand telehealth services across the state. The SCTA is guided by an advisory council of telehealth leaders from across the state, and partners remain aligned through the statewide telehealth strategic plan. As the SCTA preps for its 5th year of hosting Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) in South Carolina, we are proud to also support this first-ever American Telemedicine Association (ATA) TAW from Sept. 19-25!

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In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.

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Vot-ER connects healthcare institutions and providers with the tools, training, and community to register colleagues and patients to vote, bringing providers and patients together to promote civic engagement and create healthier communities across the United States.

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The Wyoming Telehealth Network exists to support healthcare entities and providers with professional development, collaboration, and access to telecommunications technology, and to improve health outcomes for Wyoming residents with increased access to care through telecommunications technology.

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