$275K going to Delaware Libraries for additional telehealth kiosks
LAUREL, Del.- Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester shared some exciting news for Delaware Libraries Monday afternoon.
She visited Laurel Library to announce $275,000 in federal funding that will go towards putting in 8 additional telehealth kiosks in libraries across the First State. We’re told Delaware libraries are a common space for the most undeserved in the community including people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; so having this kiosk will grow and expand what kinds of resources are provided.
“We started with books, and then there’s music, and videos but today we can now link people to healthcare through telehealth at this kiosk, we can link them to jobs, we can link them to immigration services, that is the next level,” Rep. Blunt Rochester said.
The telehealth kiosk program is currently in its pilot phase at Seaford, Laurel, and Milford libraries, but Delaware Libraries hopes to expand the initiative statewide.