The Digital Compañero Program
”Digital literacies and Internet connectivity have been called the ‘super social determinants of health’ because they address all other social determinants of health.
We Must Meet them where they are, not where we want them to be.
Community members are invited to a virtual sobremesa that runs weekly where physicians and health profession students provide information and answer questions.
Latinx with low digital literacy skills receive one-on-one virtual support from bilingual volunteer students to help them get online and sign up for vaccines, assistance programs, and other valuable local resources.
People lacking basic digital skills are disproportionately older, less educated, immigrants, or workers of color. Closing this gap requires providing digital training to socioeconomically strengthen Latinx communities.
Do You Know Someone Who Needs Help?
Do you know someone who needs help? Have them send a Whatsapp or text to 323-607-8861