During the Covid-19 pandemic, use of the internet became more important than ever to access health care, especially for older adults. Yet, many older adults lack resources and training to access and use the internet. In this presentation, participants will learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of the Tech Allies for Health program – an intervention to increase older adults’ digital literacy for engaging in online health-related activities.
- Define digital literacy and telehealth.
- Explain the importance of digital literacy to older adults and their access to health care.
- Discuss the development of and evidence for Tech Allies for Health, a training intervention to increase older adults’ digital literacy for engaging in online health-related activities.