This confusing note from NIH (below) is a request to take a survey on how consumers find health information. You can take it here: http://nihhealthinfoRFI.nih.gov. Encourage family and friends to take it as well!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Communications and Public Liaison and the NIH
Director’s Council of Public Representatives have partnered to develop a Consumer Health
Information RFI in response to a Directive by President Barack Obama to all Federal agencies
calling for greater transparency, public participation, and collaboration.
In conjunction with the NIH goals for public input and effective dissemination of
science-based health resources and information to the public, the RFI will provide insight and
better understanding of the health information needs and information-seeking behaviors of NIH
health consumer audiences.
Information gathered will assist the agency in developing and disseminating health, medical,
and scientific information to a broader variety of audiences.
The RFI may be completed online in English or downloaded from the Web site in Spanish.
Questions may be directed to NIH Office of Communication and Public Liaison
From the GMR: Health Information Use Survey from NIH