Where to begin to find resources:
(1) Hotlines (2) Hospital Community Education Programs (3) Health Department
(4) Drug Education Centers (5) Nutrition Programs (6) Services to Children,
Families, and Seniors (7) Support Groups (8) Hospice (9) Pastoral Counseling
(10) Community Colleges
(1) Health Clinics (2) Minority Health programs (3) Mental Health Programs
(1) Department of Health (2) Universities (3) Seminaries (4) Denominational
(1) National Institutes of Health (2) Center for Disease Control (3) Carter
Emory Center Faith & Health Partnership (4) Chaplain's Organization (5)
Hospitals (6) AARP (7) Eldercare Locator (8) Administration on Aging (9)
Department of Aging & Adult Services Administration
There are literally thousands of health-related Internet resources maintained
by government agencies, universities, and nonprofit and commercial organizations.
The Department of Health and Human Services suggests the following questions
to help determine the reliability of a Web site:
- Who maintains
the site? Government or university-run sites are among the best sources
for scientifically sound health and medical information.
- Is there an editorial
board or another listing of the names and credentials of those responsible
for preparing and reviewing the site's contents? Can you contact them?
- Does the site
link to other sources of medical information? A reputable organization
will not position itself as the sole source of information on a particular
- When was the site
last updated? Generally, the more current the site, the more likely
it is to provide timely material.
- Are informative
graphics and multimedia files available? If so, it should be used to
help explain medical information, not substitute for it.
- Does the site
charge an access fee? If so, be sure it offers value for the money.
- Search for toll-free
numbers of health information (Healthfinder) from the National Health
Information Center (NHIC). There are 35 pages of toll-free numbers to
access health materials. One can also find specific information on almost
any disease process.
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