City of Richmond, California Obtains Funding for Digital Health Literacy and Broadband Access

The City of Richmond has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services in the amount of $249,314 for the Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project, which will provide low-income residents with tools and skills needed to access online information to improve their health. The project, which will be led by the Richmond Public Library, will bring together groups of participants around the topic of health information to develop customized online health curricula, provide training to 180 low-income residents in digital health literacy, and supply free broadband and wireless antennae to public computer centers. Participants will learn how to gain access to digital reference materials, e-books, mobile library offerings, and other resources. These activities will enable Richmond residents to develop skills and access relevant digital content to improve their health and overall quality of life. The Glen Price Group played a key role in the design and preparation of the proposal for this funding.