"Connect with Tech" Helping with Internet Connectivity

Initiative Description

CDC funds received from the Pennsylvania Department of Health enabled our program to develop a program called "Connect with Tech." This program distributes tablets (including case, stylus and earbuds) and assist recipients by offering tech support and resources for internet connectivity. To be eligible, applicants must be a Pennsylvania resident who does not already have a tablet or computer and identifies as a member of an underserved group (as outlined in the application). These identities may make it harder to get quality health care. A tablet can help them access doctors and medical services.

Lessons Learned/Replication

As of September 30, 2022, 2,888 people have received equipment. The original funding for this program continues until May 30, 2024, but we would explore the possibility of continuing it if more funds were available.

Year of Implementation


AT Activities

Other focus area

Addressing disparities in healthcare



Initiative contact information

Kim Singleton