The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded grants totaling $5.3 million for information technology training and expanded use of telehealth in rural areas.

About $4.4 million will go to organizations in 15 states to develop rural HIT training programs targeting current health care staff, local unemployed workers and veterans. Another $900,000 in total was awarded to the States of Alaska, Maine and Montana to offer crisis intervention services to rural veterans through telehealth technology. Each state received $300,000.

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