Health information and healthcare seeking online

Francesco Leanza, Rahima Alani

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter will first explore how and what adolescents are searching online to manage their health concerns, then explores interventions that leverage digital technology to improve adolescent’s health, such as social media and applications. It examines the unique needs of special populations, and how parents of teens may be navigating health information about their teen(s) online. The chapter concludes by providing practical guidance to parents, educators, clinicians, and public health advocates who care for youth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology and Adolescent Health
Subtitle of host publicationIn Schools and Beyond
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128173190
ISBN (Print)9780128173206
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • health information
  • healthcare applications
  • healthcare seeking
  • parents helping teens with navigation health information
  • teens/adolescents


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