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From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet

Course Description

This hands-on course will describe why it is important to evaluate websites. Participants will be given criteria for how to evaluate health information on the Internet.

Objectives

Learn how to evaluate health information sites on the internet using the following criteria:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Bias
  • Currency
  • Coverage

Course Materials

For additional PowerPoint slides, please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program (http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/).

Greater Midwest Region

Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, ,

Midcontinental Region

Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado,

Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, ,

Marty Magee, Nebraska and Education Coordinator,

Middle Atlantic Region

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, , ,

Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, , ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, ,

Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, ,

South Central Region

Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, ,

Nancy Patterson, Community Outreach Coordinator,

Original Author

Jo-Ann Benedetti MA, MLS, AHIP, Manager of Information and Outreach Services at the Upper Hudson Library System in Albany, NY.