Available Until 9/18/2024

Librarians Combating Health Misinformation: Get Involved in Your Community*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Margaret Henderson, AHIP, at margaret.henderson@sdsu.edu . 

Misinformation includes false, inaccurate, or misleading claims about diseases, illnesses, potential treatments and cures, vaccines, diets, cosmetic procedures, and other health issues.This course will help you understand health misinformation and learn how to combat it. Suggestions for developing local tools and collaborations, based on existing toolkits, will be discussed and models for organizing a project and surveying your community will be covered. You will leave this course with an outline to direct your future work to address health misinformation.

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
  • Identify sources of trustworthy health information
  • Develop a plan to find collaborators and share health misinformation tools


Time in minutes - Activity

5 - Introduction and review of agenda and learning outcomes

7 - The Infodemic and specifics of health misinformation

5 - Examples from group (share in chat)

5 - Evaluating information

7 - How to combat misinformation- Fact Sheets

10 - Breakout discussions - choose one of three examples and use fact sheets to create response (small group discussion)

10 - Overview of Circuit Health Misinformation project - how we did it

5 - Tools - Logic model for large project

5 - Tools - community development toolkit and appreciative inquiry model

5 - Finding collaborators - brainstorming with group using padlet

15 - How to approach collaborators - small group discussion to develop elevator speech

10 - Creating a timeline - group suggestions to create a plan that will be sent out


MLA CE Credits: 1.5