Casting a Wide Net: Combating Health Misinformation in Alaska

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In the fall of 2022, Librarians at the Alaska Medical Library were the recipients of a grant to combat health misinformation. After gathering and creating health misinformation materials, they worked with faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage to promote these materials across the State. This presentation will showcase these materials and its potential impact on communities across Alaska, including the university.


Anna Bjartmarsdottir is an Associate Professor and Allied & Public Health Librarian for the Alaska Medical Library at the Consortium Library for University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. As Associate Professor, Anna provides ongoing support to the faculty and students in the University of Alaska Anchorage's varied Public and Allied Health programs. This means working to provide thoughtful and appropriate resources that address the needs of Alaska's unique and varied population so that students and faculty have a complete understanding of their specific health concerns.

Jennifer McKay is the Nursing Librarian at University of Alaska Anchorage. As a tenured-faculty librarian and interim head at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s only medical library in the state, Jennifer ensures the information needs of health sciences students and Alaska's medical communities of rural and underrepresented populations are met. She is heavily involved in meeting program and student learning outcomes which focus on understanding how research is created, disseminated and used ethically.

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Learn more about this class and find upcoming instances: Health Misinformation Webinar Series 



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 Recording

Class Details

Date(s): August 29, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Erica Lake
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp

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