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New Publication Addresses Health Misinformation with Health Literacy Strategies

Posted Dec 21, 2020
Category: National

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) recently released a new report on addressing health misinformation with health literacy strategies. This new publication summarizes key points made during a public workshop convened on July 29, 2020 to explore the challenges resulting from the spread of health and medical misinformation and disinformation, particularly as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual workshop, hosted by NASEM's Roundtable on Health Literacy, explored the role of fact-checking organizations (FCOs) and the technology industry in addressing misinformation and disinformation, the social psychology behind their spread, and health literacy strategies to support this ongoing multidisciplinary work.

Promoting health information literacy by equipping library staff with effective skills and high-quality resources to meet the needs of their patrons, is an important strategic priority for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). NLM helped plan and sponsor the Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop and participated in the review of this report to ensure that it meets institutional standards of quality and objectivity.

Download your free copy of “Addressing Health Misinformation with Health Literacy Strategies: Proceedings from a Workshop – in Brief to learn more.
 

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