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The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information

Technology is continuing to improve, and more and more people are looking online for health information, managing care, and trusted advice. Despite the increasing use, there is a digital divide for many individuals that greatly impact their ability to find and access trusted quality health information.  Wisconsin Health Literacy developed a digital health literacy program, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, to focus on improving the digital divide. Learn about digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

Objectives: 

Through a 90 minute, synchronous webinar utilizing presentation slides, lecture, participant feedback, chat and question and answers, participants will learn:​

  1. How digital literacy and health literacy impacts one’s ability to find & use quality health information online
  2. How to teach digital health literacy in their library using, Health Online: Finding Health Information You Can Trust
  3. How to use digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly
  4. How to use digital literacy strategies to help users access trusted health information online
  5. How to partner with NNLM and the NIH All of Us Research Program to support digital health literacy needs of their community
Class Length: 
1.5 hours
Course Owner(s):
Brittney Thomas, All of Us Coordinating Center Manager
Continuing Education:
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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Technology is continuing to improve, and more and more people are looking online for health information, managing care, and trusted advice.

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