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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Next Hot Topics Webinar: Managing Infodemics

November 2, 2020
Many puzzle pieces scattered

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.

Register today to learn communication tools for managing an infodemic. The stakes could not be higher.

Managing Infodemics and Conspiracy Theories

Date: November 23, 2020, noon to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; communication specialists

Presenter

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

 

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.