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Health Education and Health Promotion are fields where your abilities to critically think about and evaluate information are key. Working with the public means you will be an expert in understanding the validity and evidence behind detailed and sometimes complicated health information. You will be synthesizing what you read and learn and communicate with the general public. The resources on this page point to credible consumer health information, and also provide you with some tools to continue evaluating the information you find.
The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Websites
This video demonstrates how you can use the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of View) to evaluate websites.
Provides consumer-oriented health information. It includes patient-oriented reference entries, fact sheets and pamphlets, news and magazines, and more. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
All its resources are available in Spanish as well as in English. This site offers information on patients rights, support groups, pain, childrens health, home safety, and injury prevention, as well as the expected medical conditions.
Healthfinder.gov is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, Healthfinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. Healthfinder.gov links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.