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Evaluating Sources: Consumer Health Sites

Finding Health Information on the Web

At times you may need to share health-related information with consumers. You might be presenting to a community group on your area of practice or sharing educational materials with patient families. This information needs to be reliable, but does not need to be at the scholarly level of something written for practitioners. Instead of searching the web, you may choose to go directly to a few trusted sites which provide this type of consumer health information. Below are links to sites that provide current and reliable information for consumers.

Evaluating Health Information on the Web

When using health information from the web it must be evaluated just like any other Internet source. Below are sites with guidelines/criteria specifically on evaluating health information on the web.