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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George Washington University assembled various resources on correcting misinformation with patients, including videos, podcasts, additional reading, and recommended courses.Learn more ➜
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.Learn more ➜
We have compiled a collection of public statements from foundations to provide communications staff with examples of responses to various issues.
- Early Childhood Funders comments on the proposed Improving Child Care Access, Affordability, and the Child Care and Development Fund
- The John A. Hartford Foundation Statement on CMS ‘GUIDE’ Model for Comprehensive Dementia Care
- Philanthropic Joint Statement in Response to the Supreme Court’s Decision in ‘Students for Fair Admissions’ Cases
- Statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College
- Record funding for public health in Howard County’s FY 2024 budget
- The John A. Hartford Foundation Statement on the State of the Union Address
- Statement from Richard Besser, MD, in Response to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
- For the Sake of Racial Equity, It’s Time for Nationwide Medicaid Expansion
- The Colorado Trust Statement on Jan. 6 Violence at U.S. Capitol
- Frey Foundation Statement in Response to Police-Involved Killing of George Floyd