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Health Groups Convene to Tackle Misinformation

Some best practices for promoting accurate public health guidance

Healthcare, pharmaceutical and other related associations have joined forces to address misinformation about science and public health.

The formation of the Coalition for Trust in Health and Science (CTHS) was announced March 2 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Its goal is to gather information and develop best practices for sharing factual information about science and medicine—and reducing the reach of misinformation.

The coalition, which has launched with 50 member organizations, is intended to develop tools “so that when we see misinformation, we quickly combat it …not with one voice, or one organization, or one community group, or one patient advocate, but all of us singing from the same sheet of music,” said Julie Gerberding, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

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