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This Web site was developed to help you learn about, evaluate, and select interactive health communication (IHC) applications that provide information or guidance on a health-related issue.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions and encourage your participation in the development of the site. The following areas are featured on this site:

Interactive Health Communication iconInteractive Health Communication
New to IHC? This introduction is for you...

This section introduces you to interactive health communication (IHC), and outlines what to look for and avoid when seeking health-related information and support from an IHC application.  Evaluation resources and a quick checklist will help you judge whether the health information offered is useful, reliable, and can be trusted.
Resource Center iconResource Center
IHC resources for researchers and others...

Explore this collection of selected links to learn more about evaluation guidelines, publications, listservs, organizations, upcoming conferences, and other issues and resources related to IHC.  Researchers will want to review the panel's extensive list of IHC references used in their work.
Evaluation Template iconEvaluation Reporting Template 1.0
A tool for purchasers and developers...

The SciPICH is proposing the Evaluation Reporting Template for Interactive Health Communication Applications Version 1.0 as a standardized approach to planning and reporting IHC evaluations.  IHC developers are invited to voluntarily submit their applications online and share their information with potential purchasers and users.  Your suggestions concerning enhancements for future versions are welcome!
SciPICH Publications iconSciPICH Publications  
Scientific articles published by the panel...

In addition to the Journal of American Medical Associations's release of An evidence-based approach to interactive health communication: A challenge to medicine in the Information Age, the SciPICH has several more journal articles scheduled to go to press by early 1999.  Once published, details on how to access the panel's publications and final report will be available in this section.

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