This Digital Sherpa program consists of a hands-on workshop to help cancer patients and care partners become more tech-savvy. A group of cancer patients or care partners who express a desire to become more competent in Internet and social media skills will meet with college students who have been specially trained as Internet “Sherpas” to offer them a workshop in these skills.

The students will offer help to find support and informational resources online and may include the following:

  • Information about their disease and other health resources
  • How to get help to become a self-advocate
  • Where to connect with other patients
  • How to become more tech-savvy

Please check out the video below that was produced from our pilot program.

Digital Sherpa™ Program from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

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