March has been a month of transition and expansion for the Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project. We have officially moved out of our pilot phase and launched our implementation plan, which includes new class sites, new community partners, and new Spanish language content. Our external evaluators, Communities in Collaboration | Comunidades en Colaboración, continue to share valuable formative assessment results with us that will help us continue to improve the program.
As of March 17, 2016, we have reached 106 Digital Health graduates and are well on our way to exceeding our original goal of 180 by the end of the year. Ninety-four percent of graduates would recommend the training to a friend, and 74% learned about additional community resources in Richmond.
For a complete project update, including key findings from focus groups with graduates, please review the slides and meeting notes from our March 24 Partner Meeting.
To support the expansion of the Digital Health training to additional sites, we have created a new webpage with information and resources for community partners who would like to lead a Digital Health class. Please take a look and let us know if you think anything is missing or unclear.
We had our first site partner meeting on August 3, 2015. It was great to get so many local health and digital literacy experts together in one room! Fourteen people, including representatives from five local organizations and four City of Richmond departments, came together to provide feedback on the digital health literacy curriculum development, field testing, and launch plan. The meeting notes and slides are posted on the Meetings webpage of this site.
In the first picture below, we are watching a short (1 min) overview video called What is Health Literacy. The video shows examples of why it is important to be able to find and understand health information--a great reminder of why we are doing this work!
Updates about the intersections of digital literacy, health literacy, community health, and adult education.