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Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan Launches MisinfoRx



As part of her Landecker Fellowship Project, Asha Shajahan collaborated on MisinfoRx, a new “toolkit” giving health care providers the knowledge and training to tackle patient-held medical misinformation.

Designed for providers across the spectrum of care, MisinfoRx offers an overview of the mechanics of medical misinformation and dives deep into the factors that make individuals susceptible to its impacts. Grounded in the science of misinformation, the toolkit provides strategies for addressing patient-held misinformation in clinical settings.

In the “Three C” approach, providers are encouraged to practice empathy, employ curiosity, and acknowledge resource constraints through compassionate conversations oriented towards patient-provider relationships built on trust and supporting the health and wellbeing of patients.

Guiding Principles for Countering Medical Misinformation

Download the new MisinfoRx toolkit, created in partnership with Asha and featuring a simple 3-step approach with conversation simulations.

Asha is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.