The new technology will allow for the implementation of telehealth at the statewide organization’s Dubuque offices. Telehealth is the use of digital technologies to deliver medical care, health education, and public health services by connecting multiple users in separate locations.
Housed in the building that was once St. Patrick’s school, Four Oaks continues to see an increase in clients and now serves approximately 1,400 kids and families in the greater Dubuque area.
“This grant will allow Four Oaks to use digital technologies to enhance medical care, health education, and public health services by connecting multiple users in separate locations,” said Danielle Peterson, program manager for Four Oaks – Dubuque. “The new equipment includes video conferencing and will allow for real time, face-to-face interaction with trained professionals, family members, or consultants outside of our region.”
At present, Four Oaks has seven locations with full telehealth services. The addition of telehealth at the other facilities has been a very successful venture and has resulted in a broadening scope of providers and an increase in family support connections for the families served by the organization.
Four Oaks excited to add the Dubuque community to the telehealth system and is grateful to the Dubuque Racing Association for their support.
With headquarters in Cedar Rapids and locations throughout Iowa, Four Oaks is one of the state’s largest child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health agencies. Four Oaks and its affiliates serve 15,000 children and families annually.