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COVID-19: Health Literacy and the Misinformation of the LatinX Community

Posted by on August 4th, 2020 Posted in: Continuing Education

Date and Time: Monday, August 31, 2020 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the spread of misinformation to the general public. This is even more prevalent in underserved and diverse populations where low health literacy skills and unique health information needs play a part in making people in these groups more vulnerable to predatory practices. This webinar will focus on the LatinX community and how misinformation about COVID-19 affects its members. Join Brenda Linaries, MLIS, MBA, AHIP from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library as she discusses the challenges members of the LatinX community face accessing reliable health information, especially during the pandemic.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

• Examine the health information needs of the LatinX community
• Assess the unique aspects of misinformation in the LatinX community
• Describe the characteristics of effective COVID-19 health information online resources for the LatinX community

For full details and to register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Zny

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