Webinar Series 2: Addressing the Digital Divide – Sept. 18th, 25th, & Oct. 2nd
September 18th, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: Why is it so Important to be “Online” Today?
The ability to access and use the internet, computers and related technology has become essential in today’s world. Technology is transforming the most important areas of our lives, from employment to education to health. We are now faced with a new challenge – the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and all it brings. In this workshop we will explore the digital divide in our rural communities; what is it?, how does it affect people with disabilities and older adults, and why it reached crisis levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kami Griffiths, Executive Director and Co-Founder Community Tech Network
September 25, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: How to Get “Online” and Be Safe While There
In this workshop we will be covering computer basics such as:
- Getting started with computers – Different types of computers and communications devices
- Learning how to use a computer – where to go locally and online classes
- How to get access to the internet
- How to connect to and search the internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Avoiding scams and frauds and keeping your information safe
Webinar attendees will be given an overview of the basics of using a computer and other communications devices and be provided with resources, both local and online, resources that can be contacted and used for individual one-on-one, or group support for getting started on their journey in to the online world.
Presenters: To Be Announced
9-25-20 How to get online and be safe
October 2, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: Going Virtual – Now That You’re Online, Where Do You Go From Here? Telemedicine and Other Medical Resources
In this workshop we will dive deep into the “how-to” and advantages of utilizing telemedicine services to communicate with our medical provider and pharmacist. We will also explore numerous reliable online medical resources and supports available to you online and learn about the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy (HICAP) program.
- Telemedicine – communicating with your doctor
- Getting your prescriptions online
- Learn about Medi-Cal and Medicare online resources
Joel Gray, Executive Director, Anthem Blue Cross-CA Medicaid Health Plan & Tom Manning, Business Strategy Director, Anthem Blue Cross-CA Medicaid Health Plan
Mark Schwerer, BSN, MBA, Director of Telehealth Programs, California Health & Wellness/Health Net
John Tan, Program Manager/Managing Attorney – HICAP, Legal Services of Northern California