Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation

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Health misinformation is a widespread problem, with false or misleading information about both longstanding health concerns like cancer and emergent situations like the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people. This class will discuss strategies for identifying health misinformation and contextually appropriate methods for addressing it.

Upon completing this class, you should be able to:

  • Define health misinformation and describe its scope and impact in general terms.
  • Evaluate information sources to identify likely examples of health misinformation.
  • Implement a strategy for effectively combating health misinformation.

Class materials will be made available to class attendees. This class will not be recorded.

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