iHealthFacts. Health claims – fact checked

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm

Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland and the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), are based in NUI Galway. Together with their Partners and Evidence Advisors they developed ihealthfacts.ie.

iHealthFacts (@ihealthfacts1) is a resource where the public can quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim circulated by social media. The aim of iHealthFacts is to provide robust, unbiased information. Unreliable claims can lead to poorly informed choices and iHealthFacts provides an online platform where people can check the current evidence for health claims, helping the public to use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health. 

Speakers

Elaine Finucane

Midwife, Cochrane Fellow and Research Associate with the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network and Evidence Synthesis Ireland


Anne Daly

Member of the Public Advisory Panel for Public and Patient Involvement (PPI Ignite at the National Univesity of Ireland, Galway)


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Deirdre Mac Loughlin

Member of the Public Advisory Panel for Public and Patient Involvement (PPI Ignite at the National Univesity of Ireland, Galway)


Moderator

Declan Devane 

Director of Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Director of Cochrane Ireland