Log On For Health

Log On For Health is a project funded by the National Library of Medicine, coordinated by VCU and local literacy advocates, to produce a series of community education classes to boost skills for finding and using health information online. Monthly classes are scheduled from November 2018 – April 2019, with overviews below of the topics that will be covered.

 

Patient Portals

Mobile Health Apps

Healthy Eating

Learn how to keep a record of your personal health history on a secure online system. Make appointments and send messages to health providers anytime, and have easy access to your list of prescriptions, tests and results. Discover Apps for computers, phones, and other mobile devices that can store your daily health records (e.g. blood sugar levels, blood pressure, diet or exercise habits) and send reminders to keep your health on track Make healthy food choices (e.g. variety, servings, and nutritional value). Rediscover the 5 food groups with online tools that help you find recipes and choose options for your best plates.

 

Health Insurance

Trustworthy Websites

Senior Health

 
Dive into online services and health education about the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion. Practice with tools that estimate benefits and learn how to start an application.  Find websites you can trust for patient and family health information. See for yourself what makes a website trustworthy and what to think about when reviewing websites at home.   Meet SeniorNavigator, a local database that provides health and wellness information for seniors and caregivers. Find services you can search by zip code, city, or county.  

 

Video Intro to Log on For Health

Video Intro to Medline Plus

For more information, please contact the VCU Center on Health Disparities at 804-827-2075 or alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org.

This resource is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

 

Special thanks to the following partners:

National Library of Medicine

VCU Libraries Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

VCU Center on Health Disparities

Richmond Public Library

The READ Center

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