Full course description
PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.
If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version: https://www.mitrainingcenter.org/courses/icp1a0421ce
Public health workers and those coming into the field for the first time are facing unparalleled levels of animus from segments of their communities regarding evidence-based decisions made to protect the health and safety of the community. School closings, stay-in-place orders, mask wearing proclamations, and business curfews due to COVID-19 have set the communities collective alert nerve on high response.
Yet, there are personal and organizational tools which have been and are being developed to help break through the fog of this attack on public health. These include vaccine planning checklists, source-lists for the latest information about how to prepare for the vaccine itself, and how to protect yourself from the fatigue caused by so much misinformation.
This training was originally held on April 29, 2021.
Public health practitioners, students, and educators who are faced with misinformation and disinformation campaigns
- Describe a response framework for public health workers, students, and educators who are faced with misinformation and disinformation campaigns
- Describe successful efforts for distribution of evidence based information and health directives
- Discuss how the public health workforce can build capacities to effectively educate community members about the value public health workers add to community health and safety
- Recognize the role misinformation and disinformation play in driving personal decisions to enter the public health workforce
Robert Jennings, BS, Executive Director, National Public Health Information Coalition
Olivia Biggs, BA, Public Information Officer, Licking County Health District
Marilee Santiago, MSW, LSW, MPH, Director, Transformative Knowledge & Education, Institute for H.O.P.E., The MetroHealth System
David Maywhoor, Executive Director, Ohio Public Health Association
This training is co-sponsored by the Ohio Public Health Association.
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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