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Healthy NewsWorks Offers Community Health Information Workshop
December 19, 2012

December 2012…Students and parents attended a health information workshop to gain skills in finding trustworthy health information on the internet.  A one-hour presentation in Norristown on November 30, 2012, provided the workshop attendees with tips for using search engines to search for health information websites. This hands-on computer class also offered evaluation guidelines for health websites to ensure the information is from a reliable source.  Parent and kid-friendly health websites were also highlighted.

The workshop was presented by Andrea Kenyon, AMLS, a health information literacy consultant for Healthy NewsWorks.  Thank you to the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE), for hosting the workshop.  CCATE is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help empower the Hispanic community in the greater Montgomery County area in Pennsylvania.

If you would like to host or attend a community workshop run by a Healthy NewsWorks expert, please contact us.

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

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