Sources of Public Health Information :
• Peer-reviewed journals
• Universities and other research-based organizations, for example:
o Kaiser Family Foundation
o Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
o COVID Tracking Project and the COVID Racial Data Tracker
o Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (healthdata.org)
• Government Agencies:
o US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies, such as: AHRQ, CDC, CMS, FDA, HRSA, IHS, NIH [and all their sub-agencies], OCR, SAMHSA
• Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and professional organizations
o American Public Health Association
o Academy Health
o Gates Foundation
• Beware of:
o Websites that contain the suffix “lo” (e.g., Newslo) or that end in “.com.co”.
These often present false information for satirical or other purposes.
o Websites that urge you to dox an individual or organization
o Websites that have amateurish design, use ALL CAPS, and try to play on your emotions. Those are often a sign that information is not trustworthy and that you should research it further via other sources o Memes making the rounds on Facebook or other social media sites Try googling the topic of a meme or other doubtful story: if it is a legitimate news story, you’ll probably find it covered by an established source like a major newspaper or TV news channel
o Clickbait: Sensationalist headlines and odd photos whose purpose is not to publish legitimate news but to increase traffic at a website.