Opportunities to Drive Change for Healthy Families and Equitable Communities
California’s commitment to and investment in closing the digital divide presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for community and health care leaders to become part of the solution to improving health outcomes and making health care more accessible and equitable for impacted California communities. Broadband and connectivity enables meaningful use of telehealth and virtual care, as well as enables education, workforce development, and access to public benefits – all of which improve health outcomes for Californians. Broadband, as a super determinant of health, is the nexus to unlocking and securing access to the future of health for all Californians.
During this co-hosted event, ITUP and TCP:
- shared hot-off-the-press resources on the connection between digital equity and health;
- explored the barriers to digital access and how structural racism drives digital inequities for California families and communities, and;
- highlighted timely action opportunities to advance digital inclusion as a basis of health equity for all of California’s kids and families.