The Digital Divide During COVID-19: Controversies and Solutions

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


The Digital Divide During COVID-19: Controversies and Solutions


  1. Wed, Sep 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT



In this webinar, Dr. Patti Rose will explore a long-standing concern, the digital divide, which has been magnified during COVID-19. Lack of digital inclusion primarily impacts low income, racial/ethnic emerging majorities, rural communities, the elderly and other marginalized groups. After discussing key issues such as how COVID-19 lockdown policies impact low-income homes without computers and broadband access, language and literacy issues, digital health illiteracy, and geographic isolation, Dr. Rose will propose potential solutions including the need for technologically adept community health workers, digital empathy, e-health, telehealth and more.