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Consumer Health Resources / 'Healthier U': Engage for Health Resources

Consumer health info for all, no sign ups, no committments

Free Consumer Health Links

The purpose of these resources is that they are free to all. No fees. There may be a sign-up to go deeper into the content of some pages, but it should be short and with minimal info. Many websites also optimize to mobile devices. Note: requests from outside entities to add their webpage to our resources may be denied (especially if the requesting entity has a for-profit component).

Key Health Information Websites

  • Medline Plus https://medlineplus.gov. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it offers reliable, up-to-date health information for free. It is recommended as a starting place for all health information searches.
  • NC Health Info https://nchealthinfo.org. NC Health Info is a website created by the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill and librarians from around the state. It includes health information on a variety of topics. NC Health Info also includes information on how to find low and no-cost treatment options and directories of providers and services in North Carolina. 
  • KidsHealth https://kidshealth.org/en/kids & TeensHealth https://kidshealth.org/en/teens. KidsHealth and TeensHealth from Nemours Children’s Health System provide doctor-reviewed and easy-to-follow articles, videos, and health tools on health topics. The website contains separate sections for parents, kids, and teens.

Source: Terri Ottosen, MLIS, AHIP; Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian; Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill

Other Resources

  • AHRQ Question Builder App https://www.ahrq.gov/patient-safety/question-builder.html. ‚ÄčThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Question Builder App to help you prepare for your next health care appointment. Use the app to select from a list of suggested questions, then send the questions to your email or to your calendar. You can also view a list of questions your doctor might ask you and save your answers so you are prepared for your appointment.

Source: Terri Ottosen, MLIS, AHIP; Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian; Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill