Rural Virtual Care Center Initiative 2019

  • Breaking down Barriers of Access and Entry.
  • Scale High-Touch Virtual Care Center.
  • Chronic Care Management of Opioid Use Disorder.
  • Serving Appalachia, Ensuring Access.
  • Rural Workforce Revitalization.
  • Development of the One-Health Initiatives.
  • Public Outreach and Engagement.
  • Research and Scholarship.
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Post-graduate and Career Development of Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Care Managers, Administrators

Opioid Use Disorder is a Chronic Condition

“…addiction is a chronic neurological disorder and needs to be treated as other chronic conditions are”. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Similar to other chronic conditions, a person with a serious substance use disorder often requires ongoing monitoring and management to maintain remission and to provide early re-intervention should the person relapse.”


Virtual Approach Summary
Overcoming Limits and Augmenting the Reach of Traditional Rehabilitation