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NDMU 100 Nursing: Web Resources

Evaluating Health Information from the Web

The Internet is where most people go to find health information. When working with the public, take the opportunity to teach them how to evaluate which health resources they can trust.

When evaluating health information, look at the following factors:

  • Sponsorship
  • Currency
  • Content
  • Audience

To learn more about evaluating health information review the following resources:

Look for the HONcode

When evaluating a website, look for the HONcode at the bottom of the page. The Health on the Net Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to evaluate online health information. If a website applies for certification and meets the criteria set up by this organization, it is given a HONcode seal which is displayed on the website's footer.

Click here for more information about the HONcode.

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