American Telemedicine Association Recognizes Santana Telehealth Project For Telehealth Expansion Efforts in Underserved Communities

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Santana Telehealth Project, Milagro Foundation, and United States Foundation for the Children of the Californias Honored with ATA 2017 Humanitarian Award

The Santana Telehealth Project was honored with the 2017 ATA Humanitarian Award. The project was recognized during ATA 2017: Telehealth 2.0 — the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, on April 23 in Orlando, FL.

“I am proud that ATA is honoring the Santana Telehealth Project for using telemedicine to improve the lives of the poor and underserved in other parts of the world,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. “Telemedicine uses technology to transform the way healthcare is delivered. But ultimately, it’s not about the technology, its about improving the lives of patients, no matter where they live.”

In partnership with the Milagro Foundation and the United States Foundation for the Children of Californias, the Santana Telehealth Project works to increase healthcare access through telehealth in underserved communities. A video of Carlos Santana accepting the ATA 2017 Humanitarian Award is available to view here.

The ATA Humanitarian Award was launched in 2013 and is ATA’s highest humanitarian honor. This prestigious award recognizes organizations who have distinguished themselves through dedication and commitment to widening international telehealth adoption in underserved communities. In 2013, ATA recognized the Lopez Family Foundation with the first Humanitarian award.


About the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Established in 1993, ATA is a non-profit, membership-based association located in Washington DC. Comprised of a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals, ATA is the leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity, and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. To learn more about ATA, visit

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