The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted barriers to health and well-being that were increased due to the digital divide. Issues such as decreased internet connectivity, lack of Wi-Fi, and video chat or webcam technology in both urban and rural areas can hinder access to online health and medical information, and telehealth to its fullest capacity, especially to communities of color, the poor, and medically underserved (Clare, 2021).
The goal of this national initiative is to promote technology and digital equity, digital literacy, and telehealth through long-term partnerships and collaborations that will bring access to online health information to communities across the United States.
The All of Us Research Program provides tools and resources to help our partners address digital health literacy and support communities with low technology skills due to access issues.
Browse our upcoming training opportunities related to bridging the digital divide and learn more about developing and offering programs at your institution
Interested in programs to address the digital divide? Browse our open funding opportunities to learn more about NNLM awards that might support your project!
When people say “digital inclusion” and “digital equity” what do they mean? Learn more about these terms to give you more insights into addressing the digital divide.