Addressing health misinformation with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy

By DPLA, November 3, 2021.
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We are pleased to invite you to join Digital Public Library of America and Knight Foundation on November 9 at 2 pm ET for a virtual discussion on health misinformation with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy. This timely meeting—featuring library, civic, philanthropic, and health leaders—will focus 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, and includes summaries, illustrations, short activities, and helpful tips.

We believe that bringing together librarians, educators, community, and health leaders is important to help tackle the proliferation of misinformation during the pandemic. That’s why we’re hosting this second event, as part of the annual Knight Library Directors convening, to bring together these key stakeholders.

Following the conversation with Dr. Murthy, you’ll learn how you can use the toolkit to help combat the spread of health misinformation in your communities.

We encourage you to join this important conversation with Dr. Murthy and your colleagues. You can register for the event here.