Webinar: Consumer Health Information on the Internet from the National Institutes of Health

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Trainer: Rhonda Altonen

This 90-minute webinar introduces free and unbiased health information resources provided on the Internet by the National Institutes of Health. You will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information and environmental health with an emphasis on MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus contains a wealth of information about health, drugs, vitamins and supplements. You will learn how to identify a pill by its shape, color and imprint. You’ll play ToxTown, an interactive game that helps kids identify chemicals they encounter every day. You will also learn about MISP, the Medical Information Services Program, a state-funded program that provides medical and health related journal articles through interlibrary loan at no cost to the consumer.

This webinar will the led by Rhonda Altonen, MLIS, AHIP, Library Director at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/College of Pharmacy.

This webinar is perfect for librarians in public, academic, and school libraries who may encounter questions about where to find reliable, unbiased health-related information.

There is no cost to register for this webinar. You will receive a confirmation email after registering. Prior to the event, you will receive an email with the URL for the webinar login information.