Voorhees College Students Teach South Carolina Seniors to Access Health Information Using Computers

Using computer technology to improve rural seniors' access to health care information

Staff at the Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health, a project of Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C., taught seniors from three rural and impoverished counties how to use computers and access health information databases. Funds were also used to purchase and donate computers to two participating centers.

Key Results

During the grant period, project staff from the Center of Excellence:

  • Provided 12 hours of instruction to 37 seniors on how to use computers and access health information databases.
  • Trained 12 Voorhees College students to provide one-on-one support to the seniors during the training sessions.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $50,000 from May 2002 through August 2005 for this unsolicited grant.