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Social Determinants of Health

A Study and Report on the Use of eHealth Tools for Chronic Disease Care Among Socially Disadvantaged Populations

May 18, 2015

Funded by the California Healthcare Foundation, this eHI report examines how eHealth tools can support chronic disease management among socially disadvantaged populations. Four domains of technology are reviewed – telehealth, mobile health, patient web portals, and social media – in the context of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

A Report on the Use of Social Media to Prevent Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease

May 08, 2015

Funded by the California Healthcare Foundation, this eHI report examines how social media tools and technologies are being utilized by adults to alleviate mental health conditions and prevent behavioral risk factors associated with chronic disease. The report examines the impact of social media and role of online communities in enhancing health promotion and behavior change efforts targeting wellness, healthy eating, and active living across a variety of settings, including occupational, behavioral, personal, clinical, public, and community health.