MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

Learning Objectives

These short videos are for you, the Community Health Worker. They offer you quick topics to learn about how to use the trusted and reliable website MedlinePlus. The videos will support you to quickly learn about the various features of MedlinePlus and how to use this trustworthy website.

The learning objectives are to:

  • Explain why MedlinePlus is a reliable website for health information
  • Show you specific features on MedlinePlus
  • Share with you how to use MedlinePlus to find information on various health topics

Tutorial 1: Learn About the Health Information Resource: MedlinePlus



Tutorial 2: How to Evaluate if Health Information is Trustworthy



Tutorial 3: Searching for Health Information on MedlinePlus



Tutorial 4: How to Best Use the Search Box on MedlinePlus



Tutorial 5: Using MedlinePlus to Find Information About Drugs, Supplements and Herbs



Tutorial 6: Get Information About Medical Tests on MedlinePlus



Tutorial 7: How to View MedlinePlus Information in Multiple Languages



NNLM Region 5 would like to thank The Next Door, Inc. located in The Dalles, Oregon, particularly the Equity and Outreach Training Services staff who generously contributed their time and expertise to this project. Your hard work and dedication to promoting culturally appropriate health services and education for the Latino community is inspiring.

These tutorials were funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013725 with the University of Washington. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.