The Digital Divide in Health Care

Research shows that communities of color, older adults, people with lower educational levels, and families of low-income are more likely to experience limited digital access. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) published a brief on how federal agencies and states are expanding digital access to improve digital equity and access to care through funding investments, unique partnerships and other innovative interventions. In addition, the ASTHO interview with Craig Settles, a broadband expert with more than 30 years of experience, explores ‘broadband redlining,’ how pervasive it can be, and why the solutions will need to be community-driven.  The Health Resources and Services Administration’s  National Organizations of State and Local Officials cooperative agreement provided support for these resources.