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MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

Posted by on December 11th, 2023 Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, New from NNLM Region 5, Training & Education
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It can be challenging to find health information you can trust. If you are a community health worker, your clients may also find it a struggle.

MedlinePlus is a great resource for health information. It provides information on a wide range of health topics for the public. But maybe you are unsure how to use MedlinePlus.

video tutorial title, "Searching for Health Information on MedlinePlus" with NNLM logo at bottom

Region 5 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine worked with The Next Door to create seven easy to follow video tutorials to help learn the basics of using MedlinePlus. These short videos guide you, the community health worker, to find the information you need to help your clients find health information. The video topics include:

  • Learn About the Health Information Resource: MedlinePlus
  • How to Evaluate if Health Information is Trustworthy
  • Searching for Health Information on MedlinePlus
  • How to Best Use the Search Box on MedlinePlus
  • Using MedlinePlus to Find Information About Drugs, Supplements and Herbs
  • Get Information About Medical Tests on MedlinePlus
  • How to View MedlinePlus Information in Multiple Languages

The videos range from just over 4 minutes to just over 8 minutes in length. Each video tutorial has closed captioning and includes a written transcript to help make it easier for more people to learn how to use MedlinePlus.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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