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To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors February 25 2021 Seniors rely on the internet to check vaccine availability and set up appointments. Disparities in broadband access may compound challenges for many communities already hit hard by the pandemic.
Who Lives in California’s Nursing Homes? May 7 2020 Nursing home residents—the overwhelming majority of whom are seniors—are less than 1% of the state’s population, but account for more than one-third of California’s COVID-19 deaths.
California’s Most Isolated Seniors April 17 2020 Among older Californians, the risk of social isolation during COVID-19 is especially great for those who live alone and lack internet access.
Online Medical Care during COVID-19 April 8 2020 The central role of telehealth services during the pandemic makes addressing disparities in online access especially important.
Communicating to California’s Seniors about Coronavirus March 18 2020 In California, protecting seniors from COVID-19 means conveying information in ways that can effectively reach a particularly diverse older population.