72% OF INTERNET USERS HAVE LOOKED ONLINE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION.

72% OF INTERNET USERS HAVE LOOKED ONLINE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION.

Yet, it can be overwhelming to sort through thousands or even millions of pages of search results. Unlike search engines, librarians are trained to evaluate and analyze all types of sources to connect patrons to accurate and trustworthy health information and services. Librarians can also help people navigate health insurance options or find health care providers.

A majority of our nation's public libraries provide programs to help identify health insurance resources.

  • 77% of libraries offer online health resources.
  • 59% provide programs on finding health insurance.
  • 58% provide programs to help people find and evaluate health information.
  • 23% offer fitness classes.

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Statistics from Digital Inclusion Survey 2014-2015.

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