Thank you to Aoife Lawton, Alison Clapp, and Ryan Cohen.

Here is a summary of links I have received so far:

Pediatric Hospital Library SIG of MLA

MedlinePlus pages at link to materials you may use. They are for educational use only and do not replace advice from a health professional.

For information about finding easy to read materials on MedlinePlus and determining their reading level, see the Easy-to-Read FAQ at

In addition to MedlinePlus, other federal resources to help you find consumer health and patient education materials include:

Health Information is the portal page for the National Institutes of Health information.

Health Hotlines, a list of health care organizations with toll-free telephone numbers., a portal for wellness related resources and health news from the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).

The National Health Information Center (NHIC), a health information referral service of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) that links to clearinghouses and other resources.

How about use of Comics/Pictures - see

Brandi Detofsky, MLIS, AHIP
Medical Librarian
Margery H. Nelson Medical Library
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A. Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Phone: 215-427-5374
Fax: 215-427-6872
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