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Internet access is associated with increases in health information seeking and benefits in health statuses. However, many individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) lack Internet access, thereby creating significant disadvantages from a health perspective. In this project, we describe a potential project for providing affordable Internet access to a neighborhood of Newport, VT containing many SES individuals. This network includes a splash page that provides regular health event promotion and health information dissemination to everyone connecting the network. We then discuss how to determine the impacts of the Internet on multiple aspects of health within the community.
Family Medicine, North Country Primary Care Newport
Vermont, health, medicine, public health, Internet
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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Information Technology | Medical Education | Primary Care | Public Health Education and Promotion
Pothen, Joshua Jeremy, "Improving Community Health with Affordable Internet Access" (2016). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 184.