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HLTH 260: Health Literacy and Communication: Public Health Info

Who cares enough about your topic to collect the information?

As you are brainstorming about where to find public health information about your topic, think who cares enough to collect this information? Begin your search there, and also consider the linked sites below.

Public Health Information

Critically Evaluate Information

Endings Can Indicate Reliability

Sometimes, you can judge how reliable website information is by noting the URL ending.

.GOV - refers to a government website. Highly reliable.

.EDU - often refers to a reliable educational website.

.ORG - implies a non-profit ORGanization. Approach with skepticism.

.COM - stands for "Commerce" and is used for business. Approach with skepticism.