As with any endeavor, the first thing to do in deciding on whether to establish a telebehavioral health program is to assess the environment in terms of interest, need, and resources. HRSA safety net providers recommended the following steps. They are outlined in a suggested order, although programs may find that some steps can happen earlier than presented or may happen simultaneously. Step 1: Determine the “Fit” Before getting immersed in an assessment, a safety net provider’s first step should be to determine how telebehavioral health fits within the agency’s current mission, target population, and services . . .
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