Public Health Summer Institute 2021 – Agenda Released!

Public Health Summer Institute 2021

Fake or Fact? Promoting Digital Health Literacy in an Era of New Media and Misinformation

June 24th & 25th, 2021     8:45am – 2:00pm PT


Registration is on now: Click Here to Register

Agenda Released!



We thought we’d give you a little teaser of what to expect for this year’s Public Health Summer Institute, “Fake or Fact? Promoting Digital Health Literacy in an Era of New Media and Misinformation” before the weekend. So we’re excited to release our agenda for the two-day event!

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This summer institute, happening Thursday June 24th and Friday June 25th, is designed to address current public health issues and support the ongoing needs of the public health workforce through capacity building continuing education. Participants attending the institute will spend the two days learning about the socio-economic and cultural forces that encourage the spread of health disinformation and their implications for population health – including digital health literacy, health equity, and health literacy, and what positive health impacts and other co-benefits can be developed when accurate health information is disseminated efficiently.


We’ve got an all-star lineup of speakers for the two-day event and an interactive agenda that should leave you well positioned to promote accurate heath information and combat misinformation online in your personal and professional lives. Visit to learn more about the summer institute, Click Here


If you haven’t read the think piece yet, what are you waiting for?! The document provides a common understanding of the goals of the summer institute and contains a ton of further reading resources for those particularly interested in different aspects of digital health literacy. To check it out, Click Here


Registration is still on for the institute and is only $50 plus Eventbrite fees for the two-day event. If you are worried about missing some of the sessions due to other work commitments, don’t be! We will be recording the sessions to be released to registrants afterwards. Plus, if you register from BC, Saskatchewan or Yukon you also get a complimentary 1-year membership to your region’s public health association. Talk about a win-win situation! To register today, follow the link below:


Are you interested in the summer institute but unable to cover the registration fee? Please contact Christina at to learn about current volunteer opportunities.