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.
what does the 'e' mean?
Why isn't it Get Healthy? Good question! An 'e' refers to electronic tools or services, and eHealth refers to health and technology. Get Health'e' uses electronic tools to help you be health literate and healthy, so that is where the name comes from!
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.
what are the resources?
Get Health'e' includes information about health literacy, links to helpful websites, online courses, and a YouTube channel. Some examples are:
Resources include some created for Get Health'e', and some created by others. One goal of Get Health'e' is to find good resources so you don't have to!
how should you start?
First, read more about health literacy, and then start exploring the website to see what is of interest. And the YouTube channel is a great way to learn about health literacy skills.
Join me on the road to good health, and make the choice to get health'e' today!
do you have suggestions?
If you have ideas for resources or website features you would like to see added, please let me know. You can reach me on the contact page.
Are you a health care provider or health 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 navigate the health care system and take care of their health, you can find useful resources about health literacy and clear communication at my professional website.