The health belief model: How public health can address the misinformation crisis beyond COVID-19

Shandell Houlden, Jaigris Hodson, George Veletsianos, Darren Reid, Chris Thompson-Wagner

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Abstract

Objectives: This paper proposes an intervention into health misinformation that relies upon the health belief model as a means to bridge the risks associated with health misinformation and the impact on individual health, beyond the current recommendations for fact checking and information literacy. Study design: This is a short theoretical paper. Methods: N/A. Results: N/A. Conclusions: Misinformation researchers and public health practitioners and communicators can benefit using the infrastructures afforded by public health offices to mobilize the health belief model as a site for misinformation education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100151
JournalPublic Health in Practice
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Health belief model
  • Misinformation
  • Public health

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