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).
Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there. On this page you'll find tools to help you better understand complex scientific topics that relate to health research.
Presentations from expert guest speakers. This series will enable librarians, public health professionals, health educators, and health care providers to explore various aspects of health misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information.
Interested in programs to address health misinformation? Browse our open funding opportunities to learn about NNLM awards that might support your project!
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.