The e-learning course: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies is now available via the EACH website for both members and non members.
When public health emergencies occur, risk communication from authorities to individuals living in the community is essential to inform people about what is happening, seek to engage them in protective behaviour, address concerns, and create an overall feeling of support and collaboration towards limiting the spread of a disease. Yet, institutional communication is impacted by several challenges and a major challenge is nowadays the blooming of misinformation and disinformation.
With reference to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the objective of this course is to provide knowledge, strategies and tools to identify and respond to suboptimal information that can negatively impact institutional communication during public health emergencies.
The course is run by: Prof. Sara Rubinelli, Dr. Nicola Diviani and Dr. Claudia Zanini (University of Lucerna, Switzerland) and Dr. Maddalena Fiordelli (Università della Svizzera italiana Switzerland).
Click here for more information and details of how to access the course.