Families can utilize web-based education to learn about their children's health. Web-based education, as distinct from purely information digital libraries, is interactive and collaborative. Some education programs focus on specific conditions that are prevalent among children, such as asthma. Others target specific populations, such as BabyCareLink, a telemedicine program that contains an education component for parents of high risk infants. A recent study of the Baby Care Link program indicated that families and infants involved in the CareLink program had fewer problems with quality of care and reported greater satisfaction with the hospital environment. Web-based education programs can also help teach parents the knowledge and skills for early intervention and prevention of certain conditions. One study found success in creating a web-based program to provide working parents with knowledge and skills for prevention and intervention of mental health problems. Many of the tools targeted at children are created in the form of internet based games.
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