Impacts of Broadband on Health Outcomes

Take Action Today: ACHD Budget Proposal – Support

ACHD is proud to sponsor a $2,000,000 State General Fund ask to support data collection and reporting efforts on the impacts of broadband deployment on health outcomes broadly. The ask is championed by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry.

Broadband infrastructure is critically needed throughout California. As the state invests in building a more robust broadband network, it is important that data collection efforts be made to demonstrate the role of health care providers in broadband and broadband’s impact on health outcomes. To achieve this important work, ACHD is asking the state to fund health care partners, including healthcare districts, at the direction of ITUP to collect data and report back to the legislature on findings, policy recommendations and best practices. Details regarding the proposal are linked below.