Healthy People 2020 is a government sponsored program seeking to make positive changes to the health of Americans, by setting goals and objectives for a variety of health-related issues in the country. Exploring these objectives can help you to better understand these issues, and develop plans for addressing them.
While it may seem easier to do a web search for information rather than use a library database, you need to critically evaluate web sites. While there are numerous web pages that describe how to evaluate a web site, here are a few that you may find useful:
Evaluation Criteria: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Your patients and clients may ask for additional information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, support, and options for themselves or a loved one. These sites are intended for the non-practitioner and provide links to a wealth of information about a variety of diseases, conditions, health and wellness issues.