A New Tool in Your Toolbox: High Quality Health Information Resources

Wednesday, June 24th 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Where should you go for health information? Do you know you can trust it? How do you get your questions answered? Two things often prevent us from accessing high quality health information. The first is knowing where to go and the second is knowing how to find what you need once you get there. This session will discuss how to evaluate online health resources to ensure they are high quality and introduce free, accessible online tools from the National Library of Medicine. The audience will learn about resources for a variety of audiences, including researchers, healthcare providers and the public. The focus will be on locating HIV/AIDS information, but the audience will learn how they find information on other health topics using the same resources. In light of COVID-19, this session will also suggest trustworthy online resources on the pandemic for the public and health professionals. All resources introduced during this session will be freely available for the audience to access from the safety of their home. The presenter will also highlight upcoming online training opportunities available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.


  1. By the end of the session, participants will describe how to evaluate health information resources for credibility
  2. By the end of the session, participants will list three resources from the National Library of Medicine they can use to locate health information
  3. By the end of the session, participants will describe recommendations for searching resources from the National Library of Medicine


Erin Seger, MPH

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Erin Seger, MPH, CHES is a public health professional who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has ten years of experience as a Health Educator and Public Health Professional. As Health Professions Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, she supports clinicians and public health professionals throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware by ensuring they have access to quality heath information. She supports this population through training, program development and outreach and oversees grant funded projects at clinical and public health organizations.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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