Coronavirus (865) Addressing Health Misinformation Through Health Literacy Practices: A Virtual Workshop

28 July, 2020

How to address the infodemic? In my view we need to hear more about the critical role of health literacy, the ability to differentiate 'good' from 'bad' information, and the vital role of librarians and information professionals. So it is refreshing to see a webinar devoted to this subject. Would anyone like to volunteer to participate and send us a few words/summary and/or reflections to HIFA after the event?


Wednesday, July 29, 2020 begins at 1:00 PM ET [ends 2:15PM]

The Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene a short webinar featuring experts on the spread of health misinformation and health literacy strategies to address it. Speakers will discuss health literacy strategies specific to addressing misinformation around COVID-19.

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