Tag: visits

DeWine visits Middletown to sign affordable internet access bill

Middletown is one of the few school systems in southwest Ohio at which 100 percent of school families fall within household income categories to qualify for federal free and reduced school meals.

About 20 percent of Middletown’s 6,300 students come from homes without access either via internet cable or wireless systems to digital learning programs produced by their teachers in the district. Many students also lack computers, or other mobile devices on which to learn digitally, said district officials.

Every student at Amanda receives free and reduced lunch because of their financial situation, said Principal Beth Hendricks.

“Finally there is

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Conducting internet-based visits for onboarding populations with limited digital literacy onto an mHealth intervention: Development of a Patient-Centered Approach

This article was originally published here

JMIR Form Res. 2021 Apr 11. doi: 10.2196/25299. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: COVID-19 pandemic has propelled patient-facing research to shift to digital and telehealth strategies. If strategies are not adapted for minority patients of lower SES, health inequality will further increase. Patient-centered models of care can successfully improve access and experience for minority patients.

OBJECTIVE: To present the development process and preliminary acceptability of altering in-person to internet-based remote onboarding procedures for a mobile health intervention, among a population with limited digital literacy.

METHODS: We actively recruited safety-net patients (English and Spanish

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