CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
When evaluating websites, determine the following:
Who is the author or organization?
Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? examples: .com, .edu, .gov, .org, .net *
Date of creation or revision- usually located in the footer
When was the information published or posted?
Has the information been revised or updated?
Is the information current or out of date for your topic?
Is Information Accurate?
Where does the information come from?
Is the information supported by evidence?
Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
Does the language or tone seem biased or free of emotion?
Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
What is the purpose of the information? To inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
Adapted from The CRAAP Test by Sarah Blakeslee at Chico State's Meriam Library.