Topic 5 Digital Health literacy

Health information from credible online sources using the Internet

How to use the Internet for health-related issues:

  • As an information source for symptoms, treatment medications side effects
  • As a tool to find health care providers
  • As a way to create and maintain a social network that can support you with health problems

Be careful which websites or mobile applications you use. There is a lot of information provided on the Internet, which may not be reliable

Try to use credible research from valid and trusted sources such as: niversities, government institutions, or other scientific organizations (WHO, ECDC, CDC, National public health organizations)

Always ask your doctor’s point of view. The Internet cannot replace your doctor, it should be supplementary