As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country
Last updated 10/13/2020 at 4:24pm
PHOENIX-Before COVID-19, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank spent his days traversing the Navajo Nation, stopping at homes, libraries and schools to provide speech therapy and reading support for children with developmental disabilities.
Now he sits at a computer in Waterflow, New Mexico, grappling with how to keep helping kids whose families may have no internet or laptops or iPhones-or, if they do, are coping with far more than a telehealth appointment that may or may not go off as planned.
"Back when we were seeing people face to face, it was a matter of, 'I'll be at your house or you'll be at this...