Call for Stories and Research on Health Misinformation

  • Funding Type:
    Comment Opportunities
  • Opportunity From:

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Opportunity Description:

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is calling for research, data, and personal experiences related to health misinformation, in an effort to deepen our collective understanding of its sources and impact.

Please join this webinar, where staff in the Office of the Surgeon General will share information about the request for information and how to share your story! Thursday April 7, 4:30 p.m. (ET). 

In 2021 Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a Surgeon General’s Advisory on Confronting Health Misinformation, accompanied by a toolkit for community leaders. As the next step in this work, and as part of an ongoing dialogue with the American public, the Surgeon General is now putting out a Request for Information (RFI) on the Impact of Health Misinformation in the Digital Information Environment in the United States Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This is an opportunity to have your voice heard, no matter who you are: a researcher studying the issue, a health care worker, or someone who has seen the effect of health misinformation on their loved ones or community. No dataset is too big and no story is too small. We want to hear from you!

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