B1: Truth or Consequences- Riding the Wave of the Infodemic
This session will articulate the critical role of community and public health information and the challenge of discerning truth from hype.
•Analyze at least five social media posts, likes, and forwards using the Social Cognitive Theory to combat misinformation and disinformation.
Dr. Jody L. Vogelzang, PhD, RDN, CHES®, FAND (Moderator)
Grand Valley State University
Dr. Jody Vogelzang, a nationally recognized speaker, and registered dietitian and health education specialist, is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. An expert in community health, she has been formally recognized by her peers for excellence in practice and for service to the profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University, and a PhD in Health Services with a specialization in Community Health from Walden University. She is the SOPHE Board Trustee for Ethics and Research.
Sarah E. Toth, PhD, MEd, MCHES®
Alabama A&M University
Dr. Toth is an MCHES© credentialed health educator with 12 years of expertise in the field and over 15 as an educator. She currently serves as Assistant Professor at Alabama A&M University. Dr. Toth is national Co-Chair of the SHAPE America Task Force to revise the K-12 National Health Education Standards and was previously appointed by the Alabama State Superintendent to the State Department of Education committee to update the course of study standards for K-12 health education. She is also designated as Director for the Division Board of CHES, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Her research and publications focus on school and campus health, health education standards, and chronic disease prevention.