Here is the journal article about why digital inclusion is critical to equitable health care https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2115646
Theresa Sladek, MA, is the Strategic Partnerships and Northstar New Business Specialist at Literacy Minnesota and works with organizations to ascertain and implement their digital literacy needs. Theresa also works with Literacy Minnesota’s national Open Door Collective program on poverty reduction through literacy. Prior to this, she developed statewide training on Navigation related to adult persistence. Theresa has a BS in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She worked as a counselor, project manager and corporate trainer before joining the field of education.
Session summary: As healthcare providers rely increasingly on telehealth, knowledge of basic digital skills are a requirement for equitable patient participation. Those without these skills are often from underserved groups. A social determinant of health, digital health literacy is a need to address if equity in health care is to be achieved. Northstar Digital Literacy can help close the equity gap in healthcare services though our free and low-cost assessments, instructor-led curricula, self-directed online practice lessons, and reports.
MNEUG members are invited to join us to find out how you and your organization can help close the digital literacy gap for the patients and learners you serve. In this training, you will learn about Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital literacy into your organization for patients and workers using the Northstar features.