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Announcement | October 11, 2021

Catalyst: Episode 1
Christopher Steinberg, Mario Sanchez, & Julie Mendoza

This conversation features two winners of the CRTKL Microgrant program – Julie Mendoza and Mario Sanchez, associates at CRTKL, to further discuss their research question:

How can the use of telemedicine in underserved communities improve access to high-quality specialized care?

Launched in 2020, the CRTKL Research Microgrant Program fosters knowledge generation across the firm by supporting small, focused research ideas and projects. Microgrants are an opportunity for our firm to develop new knowledge around critical issues in our industry. The program is meant to be a safe space to ideate, fail safely and directly implement findings into our projects, business or culture.

This study investigated the needs and challenges faced in accessing telemedicine in a community with low levels of health infrastructure, personal mobility, economic resources, and access to the internet. In addition to analyzing the chosen area and its relationship to healthcare, the team explored the idea of providing telemedicine stations at gas station convenience stores to improve specialized care access.

Join host Christopher Steinberg, associate in CRTKL’s Washington, D.C. office, as we learn more from the heart of Pleasant Grove, Texas.