Available Until 10/31/2028

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults 18 to 24 Years*

This course is not available for enrollment and has been retired by the provider.

In the final years of high school, and in the years following after, young adults ages 18 to 24 years old are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one's health. This course will offer exposure to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and some partner organizations that will guide young adults as they begin to "own their health."

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/classes/owning-your-health-wellness-resources-young-adults-ages-18-24

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the credibility of online health information using at least 5 different criteria. source, quality, currency, bias, purpose, privacy.
  • Create a wellness plan that encompasses each of the following aspects of health: emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual and environmental.
  • Identify 5 NLM resources that would be helpful when seeking information about a health or medical questions that are of particular interest to young adults
  • Learn best practices for communication and for being prepared for a visit to a medical professional


This webinar is designed for teachers, administrators, organizations that offer programming for young adults ages 18-24 years old. For example, post-secondary schools, vocational schools, and the military.


MLA CE Credits: 1