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Expanding the Reach and Impact of
Consumer e-Health Tools

June 2006

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion logo

Table of Contents
Executive Summary (Stand-Alone)
Preface: A Vision of e-Health Benefits for All
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Mapping Diversity to Understand Users’ Requirements for e-Health Tools
Chapter 3. Assessing the Evidence Base for e-Health Tools for Diverse Users
Chapter 4. Strategic Factors in Realizing the Potential of e-Health
Chapter 5. Partnerships for Meaningful Access
Appendix 1. Environmental Scan of 40 e-HealthTools
Appendix 2. Project Interviewees, Experts Consulted, and Reviewers
Appendix 3. Chapter 3 Literature Review Summary
Appendix 4. A Comparison of Internet Use and Health Status of Populations That Experience Health Disparities


The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, acknowledges the following individuals for their part in the development of this report:

  • Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., Project Director and author, ODPHP

  • Susan Baird Kanaan, M.S.W., consultant and author

ODPHP also acknowledges the contributions of all the individuals and organizations listed in Appendix 2, who provided their expertise during the course of the project and reviewed drafts of the report.

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