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Serving the Community in the Age of Digital Divide
Connecticut’s digital divide is affecting more than just education. Our CEO, Allison Blake, is quoted as saying “it’s really an equity issue and a matter of public health if people can’t get access to telehealth”. Telehealth is defined as the use of technology, such as video conferencing or telephones, to support long-distance clinical care. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact CT, connectivity issues have limited many families’ access to health care and mental health care. Lack of Wi-Fi access has a tremendous and growing impact on immigrants, communities of color, the poor, the elderly, and the homeless. Click on the article below to learn how CFA has been doing our part to continue serving the community in this age of the digital divide.