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Kinesiology 340: Community Health

Sources of National Health Data

Common Sources of Secondary Data

Low Health Literacy Resources

Sources for Different Populations and Ethnic Groups

Secondary Data – Notifiable Diseases

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)


The CRAAP Criteria contains a list of questions to help you determine if the information you have is reliable.

Currency: The timeliness of the information.

When was the information published or posted?
Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?

Relevance:The importance of the information for your needs.
Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
Who is the intended audience?

Authority: The source of the information.
What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
examples: .com .edu .gov .org .net

Accuracy: The reliability and correctness of the informational content.
Where does the information come from?
Is the information supported by evidence?

Purpose: The reason the information exists.
What is the purpose of the information? to inform? to sell? to persuade?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
Does the language or tone seem biased? Is it free of emotion?

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