what is this site about?
Get Health'e' stands for "get health literate using 'e' tools".
Health literacy is about making it easy for people to find and understand information and services they need to be healthy.
This includes skills like:
There are thousands of websites about health and wellness.
Many of these sites give you information or sell products, but few help people learn about health literacy.
who am i?
I am a public health professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health. I study and write about health communication and health literacy. You can learn more by going to the about me page.
Get Health'e' has received support from:
what are the resources?
Get Health'e' includes information how to get and use health resources, services and information. Some examples are:
Resources include some created for Get Health'e', and many created by others. One goal of Get Health'e' is to find good resources so you don't have to!
what does the 'e' mean?
Why isn't it Get Healthy? Good question! The 'e' refers to electronic tools or services. Get Health'e' uses online resources to help you be health literate and healthy, so that is where the name comes from!
Are you a health care provider or organization?
I am glad you found this page! It may be a good resource for your patients and clients. If you are interested in knowing more about what YOU can do to help patients and clients, you can find useful resources about health literacy and clear communication at my professional website.