Yale Department, Head Start Agency Provide Computer Training
NEW HAVEN, Conn.
Yale University’s Department of Psychology, in collaboration with LULAC Head Start and other local New Haven agencies, awarded 120 refurbished computers to participants in “Bridging the Digital Divide,” a computer training program primarily for parents of children enrolled in Head Start.
In addition to training parents of Head Start children, the Digital Divide project also provides computer training for New Haven residents. Cancer prevention education was part of the computer training.
“It’s nice to be able to conduct research on health communication strategies and give something back to the New Haven community at the same time,” says Dr. Peter Salovey, chair of psychology at Yale, whose laboratory carried out the digital divide pilot project in collaboration with Linda Mowad, director of the New England Cancer Information Service of Yale’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The project was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.
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