Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Older Adults’ Internet Use for Health Information: Digital Divide by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status

Yoon, H., Jang, Y., Vaughn, P., Garcia, M.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Economic Stability
Education Access and Quality
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study examined internet usage of older adults through the California Health Interview Survey to determine how social determinants of health and socioeconomic levels can impact access to health information. The results showed that minorities with lower levels of socioeconomic status were most impacted by a digital divide and access to health information via the internet.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Experiencing Poverty

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