Clark-Fulton Residents Get Digital Support through MetroHealth Partnership
Nearly 40 residents of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood received free laptops and digital literacy support recently thanks to MetroHealth, Dollar Bank, Digital C and MCPc.
Last year, Dollar Bank pledged $600,000 to help MetroHealth provide low-cost internet access to up to 1,000 low and moderate-income households in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. The partnership supports MetroHealth's efforts to bring digital resources to that neighborhood.
MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, has previously discussed the importance of being digitally connected in today's world and the lack of internet availability in the neighborhoods surrounding MetroHealth. He committed to collaborating with partners to provide low-cost internet for those households, with MetroHealth's Institute for H.O.P.E.™ coordinating these efforts.
Residents who received the laptops are already Digital C subscribers who benefit from the Dollar Bank subsidy for broadband internet. The laptops, courtesy of MCPc, provide these neighbors a reliable device for connecting to social service resources, health care portals, academics, college and job applications, and more.
During the laptop distribution, Institute for H.O.P.E. ™ staff helped residents get signed up for and trained on using MyChart, MetroHealth's free online health management tool that can be used for making medical appointments, checking test results and more.
Residents also had the chance to register to vote, courtesy of the Young Latino Network.
Additional laptops are scheduled to be distributed soon through MetroHealth's Digital Literacy Initiative.
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