COVID CONVERSATIONS: Communicating Science to Local Government

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Misinformation about COVID-19 has made some individuals weary of public health and mitigation measures such as mask wearing and vaccine acceptance. While scientists and engineers have the scientific background to recognize misinformation, they do not always have the training to engage and communicate with non-scientific audiences. We will hear from science policy experts who will provide science communication best-practices so as to empower people with backgrounds in STEM to combat misinformation and engage with local science policy. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to educate, convey and communicate scientific concepts—especially about COVID-19—to the general public and local government.


Vanessa Fry, PhD

Interim Director
Idaho Policy Institute

Flavia Tejeda, PhD

Universidad Central del Caribe

Flojaune Cofer, PhD, MPH

Senior Director of Policy
Public Health Advocates


 March 2, 2021 , 2 - 3 PM ET

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