Virtual Health & Telehealth

MCD Global Health has served as an expert and leader in the planning and deployment of virtual health and telehealth solutions for more than 40 years with the goal of improving the health and well-being of rural and underserved populations in a cost-effective way.

According to the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, "Telehealth is the provision of health care, public health, and health education at a distance using telecommunications technologies."

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center logoSince 2011, we have served as the Northeast Telehealth Resources Center (NETRC), one of only 14 Telehealth Resource Centers funded through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office for Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).

The NETRC guides telehealth program development throughout New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and New York. We work closely with health systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, state governments, and many others. The NETRC is also a proud member of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers contributing to the development of sustainable telehealth programs and improving health outcomes for rural and underserved communities across the U.S.

Partners of the NETRC: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, University of Vermont Health Network, and University of Vermont Medical Center.


Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Center

MCD received a three-year grant to expand behavioral health care services in rural Maine through education, training, and mentorship programs. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, will help bring new workers into the behavioral health workforce, support early career staff to develop new skills and become eligible for additional certifications, and offer clinical health providers opportunities to enhance their skill in treatment and intervention for behavioral health disorders, focusing on substance use disorder.





Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and EquityCARE2 logo

MCD serves as the home for the Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and Equity (CARE2) whose mission is to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on the physical and behavioral health needs of rural communities.





Resource: Telehealth ClassroomTelehealth Classroom logo

Telehealth Classroom is an open-access, self-paced online e-learning portal that offers a broad variety of toolkits and training modules with topics on telehealth implementation best practices, quality improvement, skill building for health care professionals, and more.

What Our Clients Say:

“The NETRC helped us pull together a quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary training [for COVID-19] in a short amount of time.”

—Leah A. Maxwell, LCSW
Field Director, University of Maine School of Social Work

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“The collaboration with NETRC has been instrumental in supporting the success of our TeleBehavioral Counseling Program.”

—Maureen Donovan
Program Manager TeleBehavioral Counseling Program, Heywood Health Care

Featured Projects

News & Updates

MCD Awarded Federal Grant to Improve Access to Telehealth in Rural Maine
MCD and the University of New Hampshire Launch Regional Collaborative to Advance Rural Health Excellence and Equity
MCD Public Health's Co-Director Selected to Serve on Maine Connectivity Authority's Board of Directors