How to Navigate Health Care –
An Online Resource

Patient Experience

Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?

This website provides health information to consumers regarding how to manage and navigate health care issues. Founded and maintained by Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. who is a clinical professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, it contains informative articles on the doctor-patient relationship, navigating the healthcare system, health insurance, and patient advocacy.

Women's Health


HealthyWomen (formerly the National Women’s Health Resource Center) is a nonprofit, national clearinghouse for women’s health information. It develops original health materials and content for women and provides links to related news. Features: Ask the Expert column, womenTALK blogs, discussion groups, free newsletters, videos and podcasts, facebook, Twitter, and apps.

Family and Children's Health

The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health provides current information about diseases and conditions, nutrition and fitness, developmental issues, and preventive health care. Information is available in English and Spanish, and is available as an audio version also. They offer information written specifically for parents, children, and teens.


Dr. Alan Greene, professor of pediatrics at Stanford, offers a site with health information about children. There are pages for parents, children, teens, and physicians. The site covers developmental stages, diseases and conditions, and parenting.

Care of the Elderly

AgingCare: an Online Community for Caregivers

Online community created for caregivers of elderly parents. Includes information on the most common health problems, financial and legal matters, making choices between different housing options, and more. One can sign up for their newsletter and participate in forums and blogs on caregiving topics.