What is HLWIKI? ...an open, free-to-use global encyclopedia with ten (10) portals on health librarianship,
social media and a range of information technology topics
curated by a team of international health librarians
-80% (93 million Americans) regularly search for health topics.
-Looking for health information is one of the most popular online activities.
-73% of all those ages 16 and over- Say that libraries contribute to people finding health information.
-42% of those who have gone online at a library done so for health-related searches.
2015 Pew Research Center Study:
Only one quarter of health information seekers follow recommended protocols on checking their sources and the timeliness of information they are reading. All consumers should be more vigilant about verifying health information when they search for it online.