Free NNLM Webinar/CE. Health Literacy and Misinformation of the LatinX Community

Hello all,

Online health misinformation is a widespread problem, with false or misleading information about both longstanding health concerns like cancer and emergent situations like the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the internet at a rapid pace. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people.

This NNLM series gathers expert speakers to discuss various aspects of online health misinformation, how to identify it, and how to help curb its spread. For more information about the series click here<>.

COVID-19: Health Literacy and Misinformation of the LatinX Community Monday, August 31, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST Register<>

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the spread of misinformation to the general public. This is even more prevalent in underserved and diverse populations where low health literacy skills and unique health information needs play a part in making people in these groups more vulnerable to predatory practices. This webinar will focus on the LatinX community and how misinformation about COVID-19 affects its members. Join Brenda Linaries, MLIS, MBA, AHIP from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library as she discusses the challenges members of the LatinX community face accessing reliable health information, especially during the pandemic.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
* Examine the health information needs of the LatinX community
* Assess the unique aspects of misinformation in the LatinX community
* Describe the characteristics of effective COVID-19 health information online resources for the LatinX community For full details and to register:

Rebecca Brown, MLS, AHIP, CPACC
Training Development Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library University of Utah Teleworking in Prairie Village, KS

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