Finding & Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

There are three sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
  • Section 2: Utilizing Databases for Finding Health Information on the Internet
  • Section 3: Education and Training Opportunities

There are review questions at the end of each part. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these parts. For a full description of requirements for receiving a Certificate of Completion, please go to the Certificate of Completion page.

Intended Audience

public health administrators and nurse administrators who are relatively new in their positions (3 years or less) and who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Evaluatehealth information on the internet using standard criteria

Explainhow to enhance searching in electronic resources

Locatepublic health information resources on the Internet

Identifyregional and national public health training opportunities


    Pre-requisites/Learning Level

    No pre-requisites

    Competencies addressed

    Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

    Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills

    • 1A1. Identifies the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness (e.g. factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention; the quality, availability, access to, and use of health services)
    • 1A4. Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
    • 1A5. Identifies sources of public health data and information
    • 1A11. Uses information technology to collect, store, and retrieve data

    Domain 3: Communication Skills

    • 3A3. Identifies the health literacy of populations served (e.g. language, attitudes, beliefs, access to health information)

    CEUs Offered





    Online Self-Pace


    1 hour

    Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

    Christopher Childs, MS

    Technical requirements:

    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
    • Flash Player 
    • Speakers

    Registration requirements

    Register a free account

    Creation and/or update

    May 21, 2013