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Learn about the regions we serve
The Pacific Basic Telehealth Resource Center’s (PBTRC) purpose is to support the advancement of telehealth in the Pacific Region. This region includes the State of Hawaiʻi and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) including the territories of American Samoa and Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the Pacific Island countries of the Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau, each of which has a Compact of Free Association (COFA) with the US.
The Pacific Basin is a region with unique characteristics including a vast geographic area that is the size of the continental United States. The region is characterized by diverse cultures, limited resources, varying levels of infrastructure, and differing needs. There is a common thread, however, connecting the US affiliated Pacific Islands to Hawaiʻi. In addition to regional cultural ties, there is a long history of collaboration between the entities treating each other as “ʻohana” or family.
The Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) is an affiliation of the 14 Telehealth Resource Centers funded individually through cooperative agreements from the Health Resources & Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. This website was made possible by grant GA5RH37468 and 1 U1UTH42529‐01‐00 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth/Health Resources and Services Administration/HRSA.