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About Online Health Information

HealthInfoIowa is a quality-filtered website sponsored by the State Library of Iowa. It is a gateway to a wide range of health resources available on the World Wide Web. You can use it to:

1. locate printed information from national, state, regional, and local resources

2. connect with people—agencies, organizations, and services in Iowa that can help meet your health information needs.


Resources available from HealthInfoIowa have been designed to meet the diverse needs of people in Iowa. You can use HealthInfoIowa to find:

HealthInfoIowa is designed as an education resource for Iowa residents. We do not endorse and are not responsible for information found at sites to which we link. Please consult your personal physician or other healthcare professional for issues related to your own health.

For ideas on making good use of information you find, see:


Evaluating online health information

Once you click beyond HealthInfoIowa, you move into uncharted territory. HealthInfoIowa does not control the information on other sites. You can do your own test for reliability and credibility by using the Health on the Net Site-Checker, a short, interactive questionnaire.

Other useful evaluation tools:

Guarding your privacy Some websites collect information about you:


Click on "tutorials" below for additional information on evaluating and locating reliable health information.                                     


Click here for tutorials


Please give us your comments


Please send comments about our Web site to Pam Rees, State Medical Librarian at the State Library of Iowa. Click here

to contact Pam.



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