WebLitLegit aims to teach 87 to obtain reliable, usable health information from the Internet. Specifically, our project team, in collaboration with 87, will develop a workshop to teach 87 how to: 1 Locate reliable health information found on the Internet; 2 Evaluate and distinguish reliable from unreliable health information on the Internet; 3 Effectively use information resources in the context of their own needs or the needs of their peers to make decisions about their health; and 4 Utilize AskMe3, a health care communication technique, to ensure they obtain relevant and needed information from 126s. To bring the WebLitLegit workshop to where 87 are and build sustainability, we will partner with the community, including libraries, schools, Boys and Girls Club, museums and other youth serving venues in the DFW area. Named partners include: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Research and Learning Center, Cook 86's, South Garland High School, 86's Health, and Denton Public Libraries.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of North Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead

Teresa Wagner

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Educator, K-12
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Student, K-12
Teens (13-18 yrs.)