The ability to find credible, accurate, and relevant information, services, and products concerning a specific health topic.
Why It Matters
To take ownership of personal well-being it is often necessary to research health information, seek health services, and access health products. If we aren’t able to distinguish what is accurate and relevant information, services, and/or products we risk accepting false information as truth, access improper care, and/or consume unhealthy or ineffective products.
How to Do It
Skill Cues for Accessing Valid Information
Step 1) Check the publication date or most recent update
Step 2) Determine if the author is regarded as an authority on the matter
Step 3) Define the author’s purpose for creating the publication
Step 4) Identify whether or not the author supports their claim with valid evidence
Step 5) Confirm that the information actually relates to the topic and/or question you’re researching
Accessing Valid Information Lesson Plans
Explore our lessons designed to teach students how to access valid information.
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