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Well, good afternoon, everybody, and thank you so much for joining us on today's webinar focused on addressing health misinformation through health literacy.
I'm Dr. Angela Michelide, the ACMPM Vice President for Programs and Education, and I'm very pleased
to introduce our guest speaker, Dr. Cynthia Bauer, who is the Endowed Chair and Director of the Horwitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland.
Our session today will be moderated by Dr. Kimberly McDonald, who is the Medical Director of Prime IV Hydration.
The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional medical society of more than 2,000 physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals,
families, communities, and populations through disease prevention and health promotion. Our members are licensed medical doctors who possess expertise in a broad range of health
care skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology, management of health care organizations, research, and the practice of prevention in clinical settings.
Our members work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, government at the local, state, and national levels, the military, laboratories, business, and academia.
Just a few housekeeping notes. At this time, the audience has been placed in listen-only mode.
We will be posting a recording of this webinar on the ACPM website in a day or two after today's presentation.
We ask that throughout the presentation, you type your questions into the chat box so that we can answer them in an orderly manner.
Video Summary
In this webinar, Dr. Cynthia Bauer, the Endowed Chair and Director of the Horwitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, discusses the role of health literacy in addressing health misinformation, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. She highlights the importance of clear communication and provides tips for healthcare providers to improve their communication with patients. Dr. Bauer emphasizes the need for accurate and relevant information from trusted sources, as well as the importance of maintaining empathy and being ready to repeat key information. She also discusses the challenges of addressing health misinformation in an environment of low public knowledge, amplified misinformation through mass and social media, and low trust in government and science. Dr. Bauer suggests strategies to address these challenges, including offering local alternatives to national narratives, increasing communication efforts, providing clear and concrete information, and acknowledging and addressing people's concerns and questions. She also highlights the importance of encouraging individuals to find accurate information, comparing sources, and being selective in their search results. Overall, Dr. Bauer emphasizes the role of health literacy in addressing health misinformation and promoting accurate and accessible health information.
health literacy
COVID-19 pandemic
clear communication
trusted sources
health misinformation
government trust
communication efforts
addressing concerns

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