Health information technology (HIT) has the potential to improve health and health care delivery for the underserved, with an emphasis on communities of color and those who care for them. The NHIT Collaborative believes that all healthcare and information technology stakeholders can use HIT to access trusted information, tools, and resources needed to make good health decisions and to access safe, high-quality health care.
NHIT, with valuable contributions from our Education and Outreach Workgroup have compiled an online resource of information, resources, research, and lessons learned that will aid in informing and educating consumers, healthcare providers, researchers, developers, and policymakers about the potential value of health IT to improve health and health care management, as well as to support consumer empowerment among underserved populations and communities of color.
These resources employ a variety of communications and educational approaches to assure that they are culturally relevant, reflecting the knowledge of community values and history that make them useful. The educational resources also are geared to the appropriate literacy and health literacy levels of each audience.