About Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) is a non-profit telehealth network based in Tappahannock, VA, serving rural Eastern Virginia communities including the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Eastern Shore. BRTA’s mission is to improve access to health services, engage patients as partners, reduce professional isolation among healthcare providers, and enhance the healthcare workforce through telehealth initiatives. Since 2012, BRTA has successfully expanded medical care access for rural populations using telehealth technologies, enabling remote consultations with urban-based specialists.

BRTA has received grant funding from the US Health Resources and Services Administration Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, including the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). These grants have supported geriatric behavioral telehealth services, school-based telehealth initiatives, and the coordination of rural opioid response using telehealth-enabled innovations. BRTA has been recognized as a Rural Health Community Champion by HRSA for their evidence-based practices in chronic disease management and their work with the Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership. They have also established the Eastern Shore Telehealth Consortium and piloted telehealth-enabled Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in collaboration with the Eastern Shore Regional Jail and local healthcare providers.

Through these initiatives, BRTA is committed to leveraging telehealth technologies to improve the health and well-being of rural populations in Virginia communities.

member organizations including academic medical centers, workforce development agencies, community based organizations, hospitals and clinics
partners including community colleges, local and state government agencies, health departments, social services, EMS and schools
grants administered, including Federal and State funding awarded to support BRTA members and partners working in collaboration
funds distributed support digitally-enabled services, workforce training and direct care provided through our Alliance
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Vision & Mission


BRTA’s vision is for virtual health strategies to contribute to better health and well-being for populations in Virginia communities.


BRTA’s mission is to help its Members serve communities by supporting projects that include virtual innovations to improve health and health care.

Value Model

BRTA will collaborate to deliver services that include virtual health strategies and improve access, individual experience, clinical impact,
operational effectiveness, financial viability, and support health professions development.

Core Principles

BRTA’s core principles guide our strategic decisions about projects and partnerships. We value project opportunities that are:

  • community-focused
  • inclusive
  • collaborative
  • scalable
  • sustainable.

We value partnerships that are productive, transparent, and accountable for performance.

News & Events

Summary report on SUD Corrections Webinar Series

Inspired by BRTA members efforts to support treatment and support services for SUD in county and regional correctional facilities on the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore, and community conversations about how to spend Opioid Settlement funds going to the localities, a webinar series was conceived, created and launched.

National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Mark your calendars to spread the word and help save lives on the third annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 7, 2024.