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

Monday, January 8, 2018 to Monday, January 29, 2018
Region/Office: National
Jan 8, 2018 to Jan 29, 2018
Ashley Cuffia, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator

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.


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

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Bias
  • Currency
  • Coverage

Course Materials

Course Exercises
PowerPoint Presentation

Course Developer

Terri Ottosen is the former Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM SEA.