March 06, 2023
The U.S. faces a growing challenge to correct misinformation and counter disinformation that has decreased trust in public health and science.
Launched this month, The Coalition for Trust in Health & Science has begun a national effort to “advance trust and factual science-based decision-making” and help Americans navigate a growing sea of online information. The “big tent” coalition includes 50 leading national organizations from across the entire health ecosystem, including the American Hospital Association.
“The United States is experiencing a tidal wave of misinformation and disinformation, which has real-world health impacts, such as preventable misery and deaths, and is escalating already dangerously high levels of mistrust and distrust in (health care), public health and science,” Reed Tuckson, MD, convener of the Coalition for Trust in Health & Science, said in a statement.
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