Health Misinformation Webinar Series

Health misinformation is a widespread problem, with false or misleading information about both long standing health concerns like cancer and emergent situations like the COVID-19 pandemic spreading at a rapid pace. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people. 

The Health Misinformation Webinar Series from NNLM features presentations from expert guest speakers. The series will enable librarians, public health professionals, health educators, and health care providers to explore various aspects of health misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information, and learn practical and evidence-based solutions for how to identify it and help curb its spread.

The Health Misinformation Webinar Series will be scheduled intermittently. Please check the NNLM training calendar for upcoming sessions.  

Objectives

After listening to the guest speaker and participating in webinar chat and polls, participants will be able to do one or more of the following:

  • Understand the difference between misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information

  • Identify sources of trustworthy health information

  • Recognize the impact of misinformation on health literacy

  • Understand and explore the relationship between health information and communication

  • Describe and reflect on the effectiveness of methods used to curb the spread of health misinformation 

Class Length

60 minutes

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

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Continuing Education

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

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Service-Learning Projects and Misinformation for Diverse Audiences Well-designed service-learning projects encourage a multi-disciplinary approach that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, researchers, students, and others in all aspects of the research process. In this presentation, Bethany McGowan will share strategies for developing and launching service-learning projects that promote health literacy education. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

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