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Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network

The Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network (IRSCN) is a formal network of rural health providers and school systems in the state of Indiana. IRSCN members are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of rural Indiana residents, particularly children 18 years and younger, by providing access to primary care school health clinics in rural Indiana and increasing rural access to telehealth services.

About the IRSCN

The Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network (IRSCN) is a newly created collaborative partnership between the Indiana Rural Health Association, Rural Indiana Schools, Rural Healthcare Providers, and Managed Care Entities. In September 2016, the Indiana Rural Health Association was awarded a HRSA grant that provided the ability to fund telehealth equipment in participating IRSCN Schools.

Mission

The Mission of IRSCN is to improve the health and well-being of rural Indiana residents, particularly children 18 years and younger by developing a rural school-based clinic network by providing access to primary care school health clinics in rural Indiana and increasing rural access to telehealth services.

Purpose

To provide access to primary and behavioral care school-based health clinics in rural Indiana and increase rural access to telehealth services.

Value to Membership:

IRSCN will:

  • Provide the equipment, training, and marketing necessary to implement a school-based telehealth clinic
  • Provide technical assistance with the planning, development, and implementation of the school-based telehealth clinic
  • IRSCN Membership requires:
  • Dedication to improving the health of students in rural communities
  • Participation in quarterly network calls

Contact:

Kathleen Chelminiak
Project Director
Cell: 574-286-3839
KChelminiak@indianarha.org

Bryce Wray-Nelson
Project Coordinator
Office: 812-478-3919, ext. 239
Cell: 317-607-3639
bwray-nelson@indianarha.org

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under P10RH29838 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program for $100,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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