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Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24

Class Details

This class will introduce those involved with educating or creating programming for young adults to credible and trusted wellness resources that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 15, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

In the final years of high school, and in the years following, young adults ages 18 to 24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one's own health. This course will offer exposure the the credible and trusted resources from the National Library of Medicine and some other partner organizations that can provide guidance to young adults as they begin to "own their health."

Audience: Educators working in high schools, colleges, and other other post-secondary settings, as well as anyone providing programming for young adults ages 18-24 years old. 



After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the credibility of online health information using at least 5 different criteria.  source, quality, currency, bias, purpose, privacy.
  • Create a wellness plan that encompasses each of the following aspects of health: emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual and environmental.
  • Identify 5 NLM resources that would be helpful when seeking information about a health or medical questions that are of particular interest to young adults
  • Explain and perform best practices for communication and for being prepared for a visit to a medical professional.