Creating a healthier information environment for all Alaskans.
Using surveys, focus groups, and innovative ideas for reaching the population, we’re continuing to analyze and determine the impact of misinformation on public health and how to equip Alaskans with tools to stop its spread.
Combating misinformation one like at a time.
Moving the needle on vaccine hesitancy.
As COVID-19 continued to spread, misinformation, disinformation, and mistrust were a pandemic of their own. The beginnings of the Alaska Health Misinformation Response Project launched in October to determine the scope of the problem, and identify some potential long- and short-term solutions for combating health misinformation
The initial response included students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, public health and health care professionals across the state of Alaska, and academics and professors. All worked together as a part of the Alaska Health Misinformation Response Project to identify misinformation aboutCOVID-19 on social media, and respond directly to correct misconceptions and incorrect information.
The overall organizational
structure of the information response team was formalized,
with internal coordination, responsibilities, and roles being further defined to facilitate more efficient project execution.