Health Information And Advocacy- From The Comfort Of Home

Posted on: 31 October 2022

If you feel that health resources are simply not available to you—for whatever reason—there is good news. More and more health organizations, groups, and professionals are taking their services online, for their patients that either can't or don't want to visit a brick-and-mortar location. This saves time, energy, and money in transportation costs, but also can be a discreet way to get the services and advocacy you deserve.  

Garner health information and advocacy services, from the comfort of your own home with these online options.

Health Podcasts

Gradually, podcasts have taken over as a popular way to disseminate information, conduct business, or engage with others. These are digital files that are available to be downloaded to some sort of device for listening or viewing. Health podcasts are the perfect way to share insights and interact with consumers, without the obstacle of leaving home, a classroom, work, or other locations.  

The feedback, forums, and chats associated with podcasts are another informal, but invaluable health resource. Hearing the experiences of others provides a means of insight, but also offers support to each subscriber or viewer. Online podcasts have transformed the way that people receive information about health and well-being. 

Telehealth Services

Telehealth is an option that makes it possible to engage with your healthcare provider from a computer screen. This 'check-in' may include monitoring remotely, photos, test result review, and general questions back and forth. Telehealth clients may receive talk therapy or counseling via this platform, making it more accessible and often less expensive than traditional health service provisions.  

Zoom Support Groups

There was a time not so long ago when Facetime, Zoom, Skype, and other video chats went against HIPPA guidelines when it came to assembling for groups, programming, or treatment. The times are changing, and social distancing forever altered how people gather and connect over common topics and matters. Healthcare providers are now using resources like Apple Facetime, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom to engage patients and clients to offer treatment and support.  

If you have access to the internet, these are some of the health information, support, and advocacy resources available to you. Do a search online to find out what sounds most congruent with what you are seeking and reach out for more information or membership. From mental health treatment and outpatient programs to information about vaccines and nearby flu clinics, find a wealth of resources and supports online! 

Check out a company like America's Healthcare Advocate to learn more.