Navigating Infodemics and Building Trust during Public Health Emergencies: A Workshop
A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) was tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan and conduct a workshop to examine the history of public health infodemics, the impact of infodemics on trust in the public health enterprise, and tools and practices to address infodemics. This workshop builds upon a previous National Academies workshop on Building Trust in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Science and will go beyond what is known about risk and crisis communications to generate actionable, targeted insights that federal state, tribal, local, and territorial agencies and officials can take to prevent and respond to infodemics. Learn more about this workshop here.
Day 1 will set the foundation of the workshop by examining information environments during public health emergencies and explore the relevant capabilities, capacities, research, and disciplines needed for infodemic preparedness.
Day 2 will examine the capabilities, capacities, research, and disciplines for infodemic response as well as the whole-of-society approaches and considerations for infodemic management. The workshop will conclude with a roundtable discussion to envision the future of infodemic preparedness and response.
- On the day of the event, visit the event page to attend virtually.