Health foundations can play an important role in restoring trust in our nation’s public health system. They are well-positioned to strategically deploy a variety of resources and engage myriad stakeholders to ensure accessible, accurate health information.

To foster connection and information sharing among health funders, GIH created a community of practice for communications staff designed to foster peer relationships, accelerate the sharing of innovative and effective communications approaches, and identify strategies to combat misinformation and disinformation. The community of practice offers virtual and in-person learning opportunities; connects peers in the field; and acts as a hub for resources, including sample documents, tool kits, and templates.

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Correcting Misinformation with Patients: Resources, Guides, and Strategies

February 1, 2024
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George Washington University assembled various resources on correcting misinformation with patients, including videos, podcasts, additional reading, and recommended courses.

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Health Misinformation

February 1, 2024
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The University of Minnesota compiled information and resources about health misinformation. Topics include the historical basis for misinformation, types of health misinformation, psychology of misinformation, common types of misinformation (venues or tactics), how to talk about misinformation, how to critically evaluate information, infographics on fake news/misinformation, videos on mis/disinformation, games for how to spot fake news or misinformation, and toolkits and handbooks.

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Public Health Misinformation Alerts

January 3, 2024
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The Public Health Communications Collaborative posts misinformation alerts to inform you on what misinformation is currently being shared to help your organization create effective messaging.

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Upcoming for this Community of Practice

2024 GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy

We are excited to announce that the 2024 GIH annual conference, Bold Results Through Courageous Action, will be held on June 4 – 6 in Portland, Oregon at Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. Every year, GIH brings together the bright minds, seasoned experts, and innovative practitioners working in health philanthropy today.

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2023 Fall Forum Videos

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If you would like to join the Communications Community of Practice, please contact Samantha Ostenso for more information.