From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
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.
Learn how to evaluate health information sites on the internet using the following criteria:
- From Snake Oil to Penicillin Course Exercises
- From Snake Oil to Penicillin Course Powerpoint Presentation<
For additional PowerPoint slides, please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region
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, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, 1(303)724-2110
Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(573)884-5042
Middle Atlantic Region
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, email@example.com, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1411
Nikki Dettmar, firstname.lastname@example.org, nicoledettmar, 1(206)543-3409
Pacific Northwest Region
Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, 206-221-3449
Pacific Southwest Region
Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)206-0525
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)825-1984
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855
Nancy Patterson, Community Outreach Coordinator, (410)706-2858
Jo-Ann Benedetti MA, MLS, AHIP, Manager of Information and Outreach Services at the Upper Hudson Library System in Albany, NY.