This page provides links to consumer health information resources about common health topics. Each list can be printed as-is, or exported in a CSV format. All resources are free to use.

General Consumer Health Information Resources
KidsHealth Consumer health information site with portals for kids, parents, teens, and educators; developed by the Nemours Foundation
LabTests Online Web resource designed by the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care
MedlinePlusConsumer health information portal from the National Library of Medicine
Resources about Health Literacy
Health Literacy BasicsOverview of health literacy from the Department of Health and Human Services
Health Literacy and Health OutcomesDocument regarding the health impacts of health literacy from the Department of Health and Human Services
Health LiteracyHealth Literacy article from MedlinePlus
Evaluating Internet Health InformationEvaluation tutorial from MedlinePlus
Guide to Healthy Web SurfingTips and tricks for evaluating health info on the web
Health LiteracyHealth literacy information from the CDC
Health LiteracyShort video from the American Medical Association
Plain Language - Improving Health LiteracyTips and resources for using plain language when communicating health information
Resources about Cancer
American Cancer SocietyWebsite for the American Cancer Society, a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

Cancer.Net The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s patient information website; provides oncologist-approved information to help patients and families.

National Cancer InstituteAccurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.

National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkA not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education.

OncoLink – University of PennsylvaniaOncoLink’s primary goal is to support patients, caregivers, and practitioners through education.

Resources about DNA and Genetics
Genetic Testing RegistryProvides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information
Genetics Home Reference Consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health

Learn.GeneticsEducation site produced by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)Official site of the National Human Genome Research Institute
National Society of Genetic CounselorsProvides consumer portal for information about genetic testing and counseling

Resources about Drug Information
ConsumerMedSafety.orgSite designed to help prevent mistakes when taking medicines

Drug Information PortalDrug information website from the National Library of Medicine
Drugs.comMedication overviews, identification, and interactions information

National Institute on Drug AbuseOfficial site of the NIDA at the National Institutes of Health
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Human and veterinary medication information written for consumers

Resources about Consumer Health Information Reference
The Consumer Health Reference Interview and Ethical ConsiderationsTips, considerations, and resources regarding the consumer health information reference interview
Other Consumer Health Information Resources
Questions Are the Answer Questions for patients to ask their providers, provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
FamilyDoctor.orgConsumer information site from the American Academy of Family Physicians
HealthReach Consumer health information in several languages from the National Library of Medicine
Ask Me 3Three questions to ask your healthcare provider developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Medicare.govThe official U.S. government site for Medicare
PHPartnersHealth statistics and other information from the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
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