2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout 3 – Communicating about health in today’s public information environment: Reflecting on the COVID-19 experience

Presenter: Rebekah Nagler, Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts and Associate Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

How do public health and communication practitioners communicate about health amid evolving science, politicization of health and science issues, and rampant mis/disinformation?

3 to 5 Key Points to be Learned:  1. Describe the current public information environment, specifically as it pertains to health and science; 2. Consider the challenges that the current information environment poses to effective health communication; 3. Offer potential solutions to these key challenges, with the goal of advancing public health