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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Topics in Practice: Managing Infodemics and Conspiracy Theories

The overwhelming amount of information that accompanies an epidemic like COVID-19 is often referred to as an “infodemic.”

The November session of Hot Topics in Practice reviews how public health professionals can make sure accurate messages cut through the abundance of information and help steer the public conversation.

This one-hour webinar will explore key elements that nurture false and misleading information, connections between COVID-19 and climate change conspiracy theories, and how lessons learned in addressing COVID-19 can strengthen public health communications around climate change. The presentation will also consider findings from the growing field of research on misinformation that can help us save lives and ensure the livability of the planet.

Presenter
Lauren Jenks, MPH, CHES, Assistant Secretary, Environmental Public Health Division, Washington State Department of Health

Register today to learn strategies for building trust and confidence in public health.

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST