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Brown, Hoyer Briefed on Prince George’s County Telehealth Project Progress

Members secured $4 million to implement a school-based pediatric telehealth network in Prince George’s County

As part of the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for the remainder of FY2022, Reps. Brown and Hoyer secured $4 million to build out the telehealth network and connect students in 100 public schools to proper physical and mental health services.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with leaders from Prince George’s County to discuss progress, implementation and next steps for a new school-based pediatric telehealth network.

As part of the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for the remainder of FY2022, Reps. Brown and Hoyer secured $4 million to build out the telehealth network and connect students in 100 public schools to proper physical and mental health services. Funding will be used for equipment, technical assistance, and the development of a network of physicians and practitioners available to serve students.

“Our schools are the cornerstones of our communities, providing support services for our kids and families well beyond the classroom. Supporting the physical and mental health of our children is essential to ensuring every child has an opportunity to succeed,” said Congressman Brown. “The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of building a resilient telehealth network to connect with students outside of the school setting. I look forward to working alongside Prince George’s and Leader Hoyer to see this innovative project get up and running.” 

“I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation today with Prince George’s County public health and education leaders about how federal funding I worked to secure with Rep. Brown will have an impact on the lives of so many children in the classroom and beyond,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I often repeat the words of Marylander Frederick Douglass that ‘it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.’ These funds will help us support our young people’s physical and mental development, and I am glad to see these comprehensive services in our communities and look forward to seeing the improvements this investment will provide to schools across Prince George’s County.”   

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