Health Information on the Internet
Would you like to learn techniques for finding credible health information on the Internet? Did you know there are medical databases available through the websites of Valley View Hospital and the Glenwood Springs Library? Would you like to learn what a medical database is and how you can use it to acquire personal health information?
Join Jean Winkler from the Connie Delaney Health Library at Valley View Hospital and Pat Conway, Branch Manager of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, for two presentations about health information on the Internet. The librarians are partnering to promote the importance of developing personal health knowledge which is instrumental in making informed health care decisions.
The first session, “Consider the Source,” will be held on April 15 and will demonstrate how to evaluate the credibility of health information found on the Internet.
On April 17, the second session, “Getting There from Here,” will include instruction on accessing reliable information through both the public library and hospital library databases.
In each session, time will be available for participants to search topics specific to individual needs. Both Conway and Winkler emphasize that the sole purpose of the training is to learn to locate and analyze a wide range of health information. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a health professional. Plan to attend the sessions on Monday April 15 and Wednesday April 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Valley View Hospital 3rd floor meeting room (3A). Space is limited, so reserve a computer for the training by contacting either Jean Winkler at 384-6950 or Pat Conway at 945-5958.
Space is limited, so reserve a computer for the training by contacting either Jean Winkler at 384-6950 or Pat Conway at 945-5958.