Knight Foundation with the Office of the Surgeon General and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) hosted a virtual discussion Nov. 9th on health misinformation with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy. This timely meeting — featured library, civic, philanthropic and health leaders — and focused on community-based solutions to address health misinformation, which Dr. Murthy calls a “serious threat to public health.”
Dr. Murthy announced the second installment of his office’s efforts to combat health misinformation with the launch of a community toolkit for addressing health misinformation. The toolkit provides guidance to understand, identify and stop the spread of health misinformation in communities. It includes summaries, illustrations, short activities and helpful tips.
View the toolkit below:
Addressing Health Misinformation Through Community – Webinar
Train the Trainer
To read more about Confronting Health Misinformation: The Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, visit the Office of the Surgeon General website here: https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/reports-and-publications/health-misinformation/index.html and download the full advisory here: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-general-misinformation-advisory.pdf
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