This is the second webinar in a series on supporting health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the country, health and social service providers have had to find new ways to support children and families in the face of COVID-19. Home visiting services, pediatric well-child visits, prenatal care, and mental health appointments have largely had to transition from in-person appointments to visits virtually—either via phone or video. At the same time, the pandemic has worsened and added to stressors that make these services even more necessary, namely increased effect of institutional bias combined with COVID-19’s impact on those living with chronic conditions.

In the second webinar of our COVID-19 series, health and social service providers will learn how to best connect with children and their caregivers during a virtual visit to help ensure families receive the health care they need during and after this pandemic, along with developing best practices for strengthening their relationship with patients using telehealth.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Describe the trends in telehealth use for pediatrics during the pandemic
  • Articulate how patient-centered care can be enhanced with the use of telehealth
  • Explore innovative models of telehealth care

1 Hour


James McElligott, M.D., MSCR, Medical Director for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital

Reneé Canady, PhD, MPA, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)

Scott D. Berns, MD MPH, NICHQ’s CEO and Project Lead for the COVID-19 Enhancement Project

Judith Gooding, NICHQ Senior Advisor and Project Director for the COVID-19 Enhancement Project