The National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) is a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). DCoE is a principal component of the Healthcare Operations Directorate under the Defense Health Agency.
The mission of T2 is to lead the innovation of health technology solutions for psychological health and traumatic brain injury, and deliver tested, valued health solutions that improve the lives of our nation’s warriors, veterans, and their families.
Our vision is world-class health care and optimized health in the DoD through effective leveraging of behavioral science and technology.
T2’s advanced health technology solutions are user-friendly, valued by our warriors, and cost-effective. These qualities align with the Military Health System Quadruple Aim to ensure readiness, population health, experience of care, and responsible management of the total cost of health care. T2 also supports the DoD’s goals of increasing access to care, establishing best practices and quality standards for health technology and telehealth, and reducing both military suicide rates and the prevalence of stigma associated with seeking behavioral health services.
The products developed by T2 meet the needs and requirements of the DoD and its beneficiaries. DCoE provides requirements to T2 based on guidance from various sources that include:
· National Defense Authorization Acts
· Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health
· Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Task Force recommendations
· Department of Defense / Veterans Affairs Integrated Mental Health Strategy
· Senior Military Medical Advisory Council
· Health Executive Council / Joint Executive Council
· Formal research programs
T2 leads the DoD in applying existing and emerging technologies for delivering psychological health care options to the military community. As the benefits of these services grow, the need will continue.
T2 is organized into Mobile Health and Telehealth programs, which are supported by the Technology, Operations, National Capital Region, and Research, Outcomes and Investigations divisions.
T2 is located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, with an office in the National Capitol Region that represents and coordinates T2’s program activities with DCoE and partners in the Military Health System.