Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web
This hands-on introduction to consumer health information will cover the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of MedlinePlus.gov, DIRLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov and other reliable web pages such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.
Identify selected websites useful for answering consumer's health questions, especially:
- Disease-specific information
- Drug information for consumers
- Herbal Information
- Doctor Finders
- Prescription for Success Agenda (rev: Sep 11, 2015)
- Prescription for Success Class Exercises (rev: Sep 11, 2015)
- Prescription for Success Course Powerpoint Presentation (3 mb, rev: Sep 11, 2015)
- Prescription for Success Websites (rev: Sep 11, 2015)
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program (http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/index.html).
Greater Midwest Region
Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, 1(303)724-2110
Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(573)884-5042
Pacific Northwest Region
Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com, 206-221-3449
Pacific Southwest Region
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, 1(310)825-5389, 1(310)825-1984
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Jo-Ann Benedetti MA, MLS, AHIP, Manager of Information and Outreach Services at the Upper Hudson Library System in Albany, NY.