News & Presentations


Businesswire, February 14, 2023: “United Health Foundation Awards $3.2 Million Dollar Grant to East Carolina University to Improve Youth Mental Health”

ECU News Services, February 14, 2023: “Grant Expands NC-STeP: ECU will provide mental health services for youth with $3.2 million United Health Foundation grant”

Spectrum Local News, February 14, 2023: “$3.2 million investment will expand virtual mental health services for children”

WCTI, February 14, 2023: “Governor Cooper speaks on mental health at ECU”

WITN, February 14, 2023: “Governor Cooper announces telepsychiatry grant in Greenville”

East Carolina University, March 11, 2022: Blue Cross NC Funds ECU, ECSU partnership for student behavioral health services”

WNCT, October 27, 2021: “UnitedHealthcare, ECU team up to address North Carolina’s unfavorable women and infant mortality rates”

Healthcare Innovation, September 9, 2019: “NC-STeP Telepsychiatry Network a Model for Statewide Coverage”

Psychiatric Times, June 18, 2018: “Using Telehealth to Enhance Access to Evidence-Based Care”

North Carolina Health News, July 20, 2017: “STePs Toward Shortening ED Wait Times for Mental Health Patients”

East Carolina University, July 8, 2016: “Restoring Lives: ECU Telepsychiatry reaches patients across North Carolina

The News and Observer: September 2015; “Across much of US, a serious shortage of psychiatrists”

ECU Today; March 2015: “Grant furthers telepsychiatry program”

ED Management; February 2015: “States leverage telepsychiatry solutions to ease ED crowding, accelerate care” (PDF)


NC Health News: September 29, 2014: “Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists”

Mental Health Weekly; August 7, 2014: “Telepsychiatry in North Carolina tackles care access, workforce scarcity” (PDF)

Winston-Salem Journal; June 23, 2014: “Telepsychiatry initiative gets $1.5 million grant”

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; June 19, 2014; “DHHS receives $1.5 million Duke endowment grant to expand telepsychiatry program”

Winston-Salem Journal; June 8, 2014: “Study: Telepsychiatry shows promise”

NPR; May 7, 2014: “Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas”

Jared Brumbaugh, Public Radio East: April 11, 2014; “Update On Statewide Telepsychiatry Program”

Winston-Salem Journal: April 10, 2014; “Editorial: Telepsychiatry is needed alternative in crisis situations”

NC Insight: March 2014: “Telepsychiatry in North Carolina: Mental Health Care Comes to You” (PDF)


Jared Brumbaugh, Public Radio East: October 22, 2013; “Statewide Telepsychiatry Program Starts Next Year”

ECU Health Beat; October 11, 2013: “Telepsychiatry: ECU’s innovative answer to North Carolina’s mental health shortage”

Winston-Salem Journal; August 17, 2013: “State Commits $4 Million to Telepsychiatry Program for Rural Hospitals”

The Daily Dispatch; August 16, 2013: “Doctors, counselors getting expanded abilities”

East Carolina University; August 16, 2013: “Serving Statewide: Brody telepsychiatry network to expand across N.C.”


National Rural Health Association Conference Poster Apr 2022: “NC-STeP: Using Telepsychiatry to Improve Access to Evidence-Based Care”

MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center Conference Poster Mar 2022 Second Place People’s Choice Award Winner: “MOTHeRS: Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites”

MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center Conference Mar 2015 First Place Poster Winner: “Using Telepsychiatry to Improve Access to Evidence-Based Care” (PDF)