The Smart Tablet Education for Healthy Living Program, a Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series Webinar
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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The Smart Tablet Education for Healthy Living (STEHL) Program was awarded funding by the Region 6 Illinois State Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG), one of seven Action Plans created by Region 6 SAGs. Join Region 6 as we delve into digital technology for older adults in the community.

Older adults living in retirement homes are no longer wanting to be left out from learning about using digital technologies such as smart tablets to improve their health and wellbeing. It may be time to take a look at strategies that will help them engaged and learn about digital technology, But how do you go about doing this? Building one-on-one relationships with community members is one of the most rewarding and impactful parts of leading a community program. In this session, the presenter will share the practical aspects of conducting community projects that can also be a research project. In a current project named “Smart Education for Healthy Living,” older adults living in retirement home benefitted from workshops on how to use smart tablets for accessing reliable health information.


Anitha Saravanan PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences, Northern Illinois University,  is a biobehavioral symptom cluster nursing science scholar by training, specializing in symptom clusters and pro-inflammatory markers in chronic low back pain. Her current research focuses on the All of US Research Dataset to identify predictors of low back pain and to understand health phenomena to underserved populations. Dr. Saravanan's work also includes using digital literacy for pain management in community dwelling older adults and observation for public health research. Dr. Saravanan's research endeavors and productivity have been recognized with the CURE award for the faculty voted student mentor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, with most cite article awards and recognitions at national conferences.

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This webinar aligns with NNLM's objectives of improving health information literacy among underserved and underrespresented populations. The STEHL project focuses on improving health information literacy among seniors living in retirement facilities.

The following objectives will be addressed:

1. Learn about key training needs of older adults and how to approach them effectively.
2. Identify “aha” moments that helped us move to next steps in a different manner as we worked together.
3. Learn what worked and what did not work as the workshops for older adults were being conducted.

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): December 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Jacqueline Leskovec
Technical Assistance: Miles Dietz-Castel

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