Digital literacy is the set of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that a person needs in order to develop functionally within the Information Society. Some projects and initiatives on digital literacy are:

Curso Virtual Acceso a Fuentes de información y Manejo de Redes Sociales
Description: The objectives of this course involve the identification, use and diffusion of the best available knowledge on information sources in health sciences.  The purpose of this course to promote the adoption of theoretical knowledge and fundamental practices in knowledge and social media management for health.  The most important being: to acquire the fundamental concepts and principles of scientific information;   to have access to and manage the main sources of health science information; to master information search and recovery methods; and to formulate and develop relevant search strategies.    
Status: Completed.
Information of Interest: Curso Virtual Acceso a Fuentes de información y Manejo de Redes Sociales.
Partners: Universidad de Brasilia; Universidad de Salamanca; Biblioteca Nacional de Ciencias de la Salud del Instituto de Salud Carlos III (España); Universidad de Alicante; Universidad Miguel Hernández y Hospital de Torrevieja.
 



Digital Literacy Program    
Description: A PAHO/WHO work program to strengthen knowledge and attitudes needed to be able to function efficiently in the Information Society. 
The aim of this program is to have health workers trained in the use of ICTs and interconnected Public Health institutions with access to relevant and time-sensitive information for evidence-based decision making. The objective of this program is to build capacity and strengthen competency levels of individual health workers and the networks at the province of Mendoza’s Ministry of Health; this would be achieved by providing training in ICT and knowledge management methods used in health sciences and the health care system.    
Status: Ongoing. A conceptual model of the program has been developed and a pilot project has been launched in Argentina.
 



Guide “Prevención del VIH a través de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación”    
Description: This guide attempts to provide a panoramic view of the new technological scene and its potential.  This guide was compiled by an interdisciplinary work group composed of professionals from associations and public institutions.  This guide describes how ICTs are becoming incorporated into society, the health sector and more specifically HIV.
Status: Completed
Information of Interest: Guide “Prevención del VIH a través de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación“. Madrid: Ministerio de Sanidad, Política Social e Igualdad, 2011. 
Partners: Ministerio de Sanidad (España)
 


The Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC) project    
Description: The Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC) project aims to contribute to the improvement of the health and well-being of marginalized population groups in the region, and to advance health equity, through the development and application of information and communication technology (ICT)-based solutions in public health.
The project is funded by the Ottawa-based International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (www.idrc.ca) and jointly designed and implemented by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) (www.paho.org), Washington DC, and the People, Health Equity and Innovation (Phi) Research Group (www.phigroup.org) at the University of Toronto, Toronto.
Status: Ongoing.
Information of Interest: eSAC Platform.
Partners: International Development Research Centre (IDRC); University of Toronto