Tele-Behavioral Health

Project Date: 2007
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC)

This project addressed the lack of rural access to mental health therapy, counseling, substance abuse treatment assessments, and pre-treatment and aftercare services as well as other services through the deployment of tele-behavioral health kiosks. It enabled rural community members to access professional behavioral health care without the economic and psychological stress accompanied with leaving their homes, their culture and their families to seek help. TCC was awarded $331,519 to purchase and deploy tele-behavioral health kiosks in 27 Interior Alaska Native communities.