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January 14, 2021Ben Kaplan, MPH, UNC CHER student associate and fourth-year medical student at the UNC School of Medicine recently published an op-ed in the Annals of Family Medicine journal. In the article, Ben describes the role of telehealth in increasing healthcare access to communities that have historically faced barriers to healthcare. Ben states, “telehealth may continue to be a valuable tool for mitigating socioeconomic barriers and expanding access to health care in the coming years.”

Read the news release here. Read the full Op-Ed here.

In his spare time, Kaplan is also an illustrator. Follow Kaplan’s illustrations on Instagram at @bkcartoons. See his visual abstract reflecting the role of telehealth below: