Help@Hand: Older Adult Technology Project

Help@Hand is part of an 15-County innovation project funded by the Mental Health Services Act. The goal of Help@Hand is to learn where and how digital behavioral health technologies fit within the system of behavioral health care (i.e. how can people access digital technology to improve well-being).  With a research team from the University of California at Irvine, project staff members are researching how various technology-based apps can assist individuals in using technology to support their wellness.  Each county in Help@Hand is testing apps with different community groups to study their impact on a variety of health and wellness issues.

The Marin project will provide digital literacy training and test new technologies with isolated older adults (60 years and older) in 2021 in the hopes of identifying a technology product to be considered for use throughout the County in the coming years.    

As an innovation project involving the rapidly shifting field of technology, the project changes quickly.  More information about the Help@Hand state-wide effort can be found at https://helpathandca.org/.  For more information about Marin’s project, please contact Lorraine Wilson, project coordinator or Dámaris Caro, peer counselor at helpathand@marincounty.org.

 

Older Adults smiling and looking at a computer screen.
Older Adult woman looking at a cellphone and smiling
Older adult using a computerto chat and waving