Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project: Digital Tools for Healthier Lives
Richmond Library and Cultural Services Department's Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP) is excited to launch the Digital Health Literacy Project to address two key community health and social justice challenges: health disparities and the digital divide.
Our goal is to improve access to resources needed to use the technology of today to live a healthier tomorrow, including:
Training: self-paced online courses to build digital skills and knowledge about health information and resources
Hardware: free laptops and low-cost tablets to use for getting online
Connection: free and low-cost high-speed wireless internet to access online health-promoting resources
The City of Richmond Health Initiatives team works with departments on implementing actions identified in the Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy neighborhoods. The team aims to build the City and community's capacity to improve health outcomes and promote health equity. The team is comprised of staff from various City departments and works with key partners to reduce health disparities in Richmond.