Confronting Health Misinformation

Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Health Information Environment reports that:

Misinformation thrives in the absence of easily accessible, credible information. When people look for information online and see limited or contradictory search results, they may be left confused or misinformed. More broadly, misinformation tends to flourish in environments of significant societal division, animosity, and distrust. 

The NNLM engages with communities to raise awareness of trusted, high-quality, and relevant information and develop strategies to improve health literacy, data literacy, and understand and actively engage in medical research (clinical trials).

Virtual Health Misinformation Symposium

Save the Date! April 4-7, 2023 - This free virtual symposium will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based solutions.

Classes & Training

Browse our upcoming training opportunities related to confronting health misinformation and learn more about developing and offering programs at your institution.

Funding Opportunities

Interested in programs to address health misinformation? Browse our open funding opportunities to learn about NNLM awards that might support your project!

Evaluating Health Information

Health information is easy to find. But finding reliable health information takes a little effort. Learn more from MedlinePlus about how to evaluate up-to-date trustworthy resources.