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Mer Francis shares the ways telehealth services help make addiction care more equitable.

July 10, 2023

Addiction is a massive problem in the United States. It can affect any family, regardless of their status or income level. Underserved groups carry most of the addiction burden due to the low availability of help and resources. Telehealth is helping to change that. Meredith “Mer” W. Francis, MSW, PhD, assistant professor at the VCU School of Social Work, shares how telehealth services provide treatment that is more accessible to these groups and shows similar outcomes as in-person services.