Launching Data Collection on a Common Set of Measures for the School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program Evaluation

Research center:
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Phone: 319.384.3830
Lead researcher:
Project funded:
September 2018
Project completed:
November 2019

The Rural Telehealth Research Center worked cooperatively with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to establish data collection protocols and tools on a set of measures that are being used for a cross-grantee evaluation of the School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program (SB TNGP) as specified in the funding opportunity announcement HRSA-16-012. The primary purpose of this project was to launch data collection from the SB TNGP grantees using an Excel-based data collection tool, to perform regular quality checks and data management activities, and to begin descriptive statistical analysis. We received Office of Management and Budget clearance for a data element dictionary comprised of student, school, and clinical service modules for the SB TNGP focus areas of asthma, behavioral health, diabetes, healthy weight, and oral health. Data collection for the first year focused on all school-based telehealth encounters during the Fall 2018 semester and the Spring 2019 semester.

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