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 patients or caregivers should bring the laptop, tablet, or smartphone that they normally use.

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
  • 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.