Arizona Telemedicine Program Webinar | Northern and Southern Arizona Telehealth Alliance (NATA and SATA)
The next Arizona Telemedicine Program quarterly meeting will take place on Dec. 1, 2022. The agenda will include networking and an informative presentation. This meeting will feature an introduction to our colleague from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Nicole Umayam, MA, MLIS.
Topic: NTIA’s role and perspective on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
What does that mean for us both “locally” as the Federal Program Officer for Arizona as well as some national perspective? This is a great opportunity for us all to help formulate how we would like to see all that IIJA money spent on broadband and more!
The Northern Arizona Telehealth Alliance (NATA) and Southern Arizona Telehealth Alliance (SATA) are facilitated by the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). The ATP meets quarterly to support telehealth activities in Arizona. Health-care organizations involved in all aspects of telehealth and telemedicine are welcome to participate. Please join the quarterly meeting to network and share best practices.
Umayam is a federal program officer with NTIA, supporting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law broadband programs in Arizona. Previously, she was a digital inclusion library consultant at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, supporting libraries on projects such as improving library technology and broadband networks, Wi-Fi hotspot and laptop lending, digital literacy and online learning, and digital preservation of culture and language. In this role she collaborated with digital inclusion stakeholders nationally and created Connect Arizona, a statewide initiative to increase broadband adoption and use in Arizona. In 2020 she was honored with the Outreach Service Award from the Arizona Library Association, and in April 2021 her work with the State Library was honored as a “Champion of Education” by School Connect.