To help clinicians better understand trending health narratives and debunk false claims to which their patients may have been exposed, the Public Good Projects (PGP), with support from the ABIM Foundation, has launched a new resource. The Health Care Infodemiology Brief will examine COVID-19, vaccines, and other topics that are the subjects of most false claims found on social media and online.
Each month PGP will alert health care clinicians to trending high-risk misinformation and provide succinct evidence-based talking points for them to use with patients to discredit medical myths. Shareable social media assets related to key messages as well as supporting research and sources for all listed facts will also be included. Additional topics will be added to the emails as concerning narratives evolve.
The Health Care Infodemiology Brief will be shared with members of clinical organizations who can use the information to guide their conversations with patients.
About the ABIM Foundation
The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit www.abimfoundation.org, connect on LinkedIn or follow on Twitter.
About the Public Good Projects
PGP (The Public Good Projects) is a public health nonprofit. PGP’s mission is to apply best evidence and practices from the public and private sectors to create bold projects for health. PGP’s programs and initiatives are evidence-based, employ a collective impact model, and are scientifically evaluated. To learn more, visit: www.publicgoodprojects.org.