Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
University of Maryland, HSHSL
601 W Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201-1512
United States
Terri Ottosen is the primary contact.
Phone: 410-706-2855
Fax: 410-706-0099
Resource URL:
Region: Mid-Atlantic

Description: Veterans and their families need reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs. This course will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans' health resources. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Subject Specific Resources
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings


Introduction, Unique informational needs of veterans and their families, Evaluating health websites, MedlinPlus resources, Veterans' health resources, Hands-on, Wrap-up, Evaluation.

3 hour agenda
Introduction – 15 minutes 
Unique Informational Needs of Veterans and Their Families – 15 minutes 
Evaluating Health Information Sites – 15 minutes 
MedlinePlus and Veterans’ Health Resources – 90 minutes 
Exercises – 30 minutes 
Wrap-up and Evaluation – 15 minutes


4 hour agenda

Introduction:  15 minutes
Unique Information Needs of Veterans and Their Families: 15 minutes
Evaluating Health Information Sites: 15 minutes
MedlinePlus and Veterans’ Health Resources:90 minutes
Hampton Road Resources for Veterans and their Families: 60 minutes*
Exercises – 30 minutes 
Wrap-up and Evaluation – 15 minutes

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Simulation, and Hands-on Exercises.

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