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The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decision-Making

In this face-to-face and online class, the savvy health consumer and the current healthcare environment is explored. The burden of navigating the complex and confusing health system is increasing for patients and their families. A wide variety of resources are covered to empower individuals to become an engaged health consumer with the ability to make informed decisions. The resources covered will assist consumers and those helping consumers to find quality health information and to navigate the healthcare system. Topics covered include: talking with your doctor, health insurance, technology and tools, wellness and finding the evidence.

This course is offered via the Moodle platform. Contact the instructor of an upcoming session for more information.

This course was originally developed by Terri Ottosen, formerly of SEA. 

Class Length: 
3 hours
Course Developer(s):
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Ashley Cuffia, Consumer Health Coordinator
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Continuing Education:

Participants are eligible for 3 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA). View the MLA Course Listing.

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

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