Evaluating Health Information

Evaluating Health Information: Introduction

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Time needed to complete this module: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies for fact-checking health information
  • List different ways that researchers communicate health information
  • Investigate health information sources for authority and accuracy


If you see health information you’d like to use or share


  • Pay attention to your gut reaction
  • Ask yourself “Should I take this material seriously?”

Fact check the information

Investigate the the source: You can slow the spread of misinformation

Decorative, misinformation representational graphic of people asking questions about sources to stop the spread of misinformation

Stop misinformation image from Mythbusters (World Health Organization, undated)

This module includes advice from these sources and others

Stop, Fact Check, Investigate is based on Mike Caulfield’s Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers, That ebook was created with a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License so it is freely available to share and adapt.