Healthy Acadia is pleased to offer free, interactive workshops and tutorial sessions for navigating Medline Plus, an online resource that provides reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, MedLine Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a user-friendly format suitable for patients, families, caregivers, and learners of all ages. The extensive virtual library delivers unbiased, scientifically-validated health information, in both English and Spanish, on thousands of relevant health topics, prescriptions, supplements, and more. It also contains many fun educational games and activities for children.
Healthy Acadia staff are available to provide interactive workshops and tutorials for service providers and community members throughout Hancock and Washington counties. Participants will navigate through the Medline Plus portal to explore the wide variety of health resources available, search health topics, explore health videos and interactive tutorials, optionally sign up to receive periodic online and/or print health updates, and check out other interactive tools. Workshop sessions may be individually tailored to meet the needs and interests of those attending.