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Trust It or Trash It?

Creating & Assessing Genetic Health Information

Genetic Alliance Monograph Series, Vol. 5


Washington (DC): Genetic Alliance; .
ISBN-13: 978-0-9821622-4-8

Patients, parents, healthcare providers, and the public are inundated by a constant flow of information from myriad sources, both reliable and unreliable. This bounty of information is ever-expanding, along with opportunities to disseminate it online further and more quickly. Some of the information is credible, and some of it is bunk. We need a way to filter out the meaningless or harmful information so that we may heed the high-quality health information that can have a positive impact on our lives.

On September 22, 2009, the Access to Credible Genetics Resources Network, a cooperative agreement funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Grant #5U10DD525036), held a meeting to examine these issues as they pertain to the creation and assessment of health information. ATCG and this meeting help individuals, families, and healthcare providers determine when to “Trust It or Trash It?”


Meeting Date: September 22, 2009

This publication and the meeting on which it was based were made possible by cooperative agreement 5U10DD525036 with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The content of this monograph is the responsibility of Genetic Alliance and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

The authors thankfully acknowledge the contribution of Malorye Branca, MS, in the compilation of text to develop this publication and Catherine Jones and Vaughn Edelson as editors.

Copyright © Genetic Alliance 2010.

All Genetic Alliance content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Bookshelf ID: NBK115535PMID: 23304753
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