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Project SHARE Curriculum: Locating & Evaluating Health Information

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Locating and Evaluating Health Information

The Locating and Evaluating Health Information lesson will increase students’ capacity for finding health information online and determining its quality.  MedlinePlus is established as a reliable source for answering health questions.


  • Evaluate the reliability of  the health information they find using the Internet
  • Demonstrate the ability to access valid and reliable health information
  • Recognize MedlinePlus as a quality source for health information


  • Instructor computer and projector
  • Student computers/computer classroom
  • Blackboard or whiteboard
  • Handouts


National Health Education Standards that Align with the Locating and Evaluating Health Information Lesson

  • 3.12.1 Evaluate the validity of health information, products, and services.
  • 3.12.2 Use resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
  • 3.12.5 Access valid and reliable health products and services.

National Strategies that Align with the SHARE Curriculum

Healthy People 2020 Objectives

AH-2      Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities.

AH-3.2   Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate.

National Partnership for Action

Goal 1         Awareness - Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation, and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.

Strategy 2: Develop and support partnerships among public, nonprofit, and private entities to provide a comprehensive infrastructure to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to end health disparities and achieve health equity across the lifespan.

Goal 2:        Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.

Strategy 7:  Invest in young people to prepare them to be future leaders and practitioners by actively engaging and including them in the planning and execution of health, wellness and safety initiatives.