Community health workers (CHWs) and Digital Navigators offer promising approaches to promoting internet adoption and device ownership.
Digitunity commissioned renowned Digital Health Equity Consultant, Amy Sheon, President of Public Health Innovators, LLC, to author a research report that emphasizes the importance of collaboration between healthcare organizations and digital equity organizations in addressing digital readiness gaps. It highlights the need for healthcare organizations to establish workflows to connect patients with resources tailored to their specific needs. By leveraging communication methods preferred by patients and utilizing trained staff and technology solutions, healthcare organizations can effectively address digital readiness at scale.
To facilitate progress in the health and digital equity sectors, the report outlines actionable steps. These steps include analyzing data, tracking progress, prioritizing access to timely data for designing targeted interventions, and strengthening collaboration between health and digital equity organizations. By implementing these recommendations, the health sector and digital equity organizations can work together to bridge the digital divide, ensure equitable access to digital technologies, promote meaningful digital participation, and ultimately improve health outcomes for underserved populations.
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