The Consumer Health Education
CHEDI is committed to exploring novel approaches to providing consumer-centric health information, evaluating their effectiveness, and distributing our findings to a broad audience, including the public, academic organizations, governmental agencies, and the private sector.
We strongly believe that high quality
health care depends on successful information exchange between a health
care expert and an "information consumer" (e.g. a patient or family
member). An important component of this interaction is health
education, either in the context of disease prevention (e.g. promoting
healthy behaviors, screening for disease), treatment for existing
disease (e.g. heart disease, asthma, diabetes), or making choices among
providers or health care plans.