The big picture message from the preliminary formative assessment results is overall very positive: participants are more likely to use the internet to find health and wellness information online (especially health insurance) after completing the program, they are more confident in their ability to use the internet to find health information (see image below), and 93% of participants enjoyed the program so much that they would recommend it to a friend.
The results also show some ways we can improve the program. For instance, 80% of the learners we have worked with so far are female, demonstrating that we need to improve our outreach to males in Richmond. Half of the participants do not have internet at home, and we are working on connecting those households to free or low-cost internet service.
We will continue to use feedback from program participants to make improvements. The Digital Health curriculum is publicly available at www.richmondhealth.learnerweb.org , just click create an account to get started. Let us know what you think!