EOA 2015-2016: Finding Reliable Health Information Online: Trusted Sources & MedlinePlus
Finding Reliable Health Information Online will provide education about the importance of using trustworthy sources of medical information, and offer guidance on how to determine which sources are trustworthy. The project will also introduce participants to MedlinePlus ? demonstrating the organization of the site, range of resource types available, and search features. This project is a natural extension of BCC?s work to educate and empower our clients. Through this project, we will build on a 21-year history of educating our clients about their cancer, and begin to educate both our clients and members of the community about finding information on all of the health issues they encounter. ?Finding Reliable Health Information Online? will consist of educational events and outreach events. At educational events, Bay Area Cancer Connections? librarian (resume attached) will prepare and deliver a health information literacy training session to four separate audiences. The training will instruct attendees in finding and evaluating medical information they find online, and will teach them to use MedlinePlus as a first choice for health information searching.