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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Dr. Raulerson working to help children

Brewton pediatrician says $2 million grant a step in the right direction; more funds needed


October 11, 2018

In an effort to better serve the underserved areas of rural Alabama, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Children's of Alabama has received a grant of $2,009,323 that will help establish a pediatric telemedicine health network.

Modeled after a framework established 15 years ago by Brewton pediatrician, Dr. Marsha Raulerson, the network will consist of providers called the Alabama Pediatric Telemental Health Network and will use evidence-based telehealth methods to train, educate and equip rural primary care providers to support early identification, diagnosis, treatment and referra...

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