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Connectivity & Health Snapshots

Map of Virginia: click to learn more and provide feedback

The Connect2HealthFCC maps provide a high level snapshot of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity and health in various states across the country. Virginia is the first map in our series and is a follow-up to the Task Force visit to Charlottesville in late 2014. Here you can interact with and begin to experience Virginia's story of health and connectivity. Learn more and provide feedback.

Blog: In the First Person - A Broadband Journey with Diabetes

During the last year, the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force has had the privilege of meeting and learning from some remarkable people who are overcoming incredible health odds and embracing broadband health solutions along the way. We share one such experience from a young diabetes advocate – in her own words.

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Funding Sources for Broadband-Enabled Health Care: Financial support available for initiatives connecting broadband services and health care delivery.

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Tips and Information

The Connect2HealthFCC Task Force tip sheets, available in English and Spanish, offer tips to help consumers engage in their own health care through broadband-enabled services.

Digital Health: Share Your Story
We want to know how you are "connecting" to health! How are you using technology to address a health problem? Which digital health tools work best for you? You can email us at and send us your pic, audio file or video.

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The FCC remains committed to doing its part to accelerate the adoption of broadband-enabled health care solutions and the development and availability of health-related technologies for all Americans. This is a collaborative effort involving multiple bureaus and offices. For example, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) oversees the Healthcare Connect Fund, to expand health care provider access to broadband, especially in rural areas. The Office Engineering and Technology (OET) manages spectrum and works to create new opportunities for competitive technologies, including wireless medical devices.

Explore the FCC's Policymaking Milestones: FCC, Broadband and Health Milestones (1996 – 2014)
Significant FCC actions and activities for improving health care, expanding access to broadband, facilitating the development of advanced health care technologies, and creating new opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. Click on an icon to learn more about the milestones and events that occurred in a specific year.

Graphic See milestones from 1995 to 2000 See milestones from 2000 to 2004 See milestones from 2005 to 2009 See milestones from 2010 See milestones from 2011 See milestones from 2012 See milestones from 2013 See milestones from 2014

Featured Papers

Periodically, the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force will feature published academic, research and policy papers that raise provocative issues, articulate policy challenges, or identify lessons learned about the future of broadband-enabled digital technologies in the context of health and health care. We welcome submissions to for future posts.

Determinants of the Intention to Use e-Health by Community Dwelling Older People,
BMC Health Services Research, March 2015
In the future, an increasing number of elderly people will be asked to accept care delivered through the Internet. For example, health and care professionals may provide treatment or support via telehealth. The objective of this study is to gain insight into the intention of the elderly of the future to use e-Health applications.

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