Detroit’s digital exclusion worsens COVID-19 impact on older African Americans

Technological barriers, especially the inability to access telehealth and telemedicine, likely worsened health disparities in Detroit’s older African Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent article co-authored by CURES Community Engagement Leaders, Nicholas Schroeck, J.D., of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and Carrie Leach, Ph.D., M.P.A., a research assistant professor at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, explored how technology and connectivity problems adversely affected older Detroiters’ health during the pandemic, and what can be done to bridge the digital divide. Their article, “The Exacerbating Role of Technological and Connectivity Challenges on Older Detroiters’ Health in a Pandemic”, appeared in the May 2023 issue of the Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law.

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