QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Social media by its very nature is about a personalized – typically non-vetted – spread of information. However, the platforms that enable that flow of data are still owned by profit-minded tech giants. That presents a situation where money can get in the way of facts on some platforms.” The spread of false health information is a threat to our nation’s healthcare.

SUMMARY: Among US adults who looked for health information and used the internet for their most recent search, the percentage who reported accessing health information without frustration was stable during the study period (from 37.2% in 2008 to 38.5% in 2017). The percentage of online health information seekers reporting easily accessing health information did not meet the HP2020 objective. Continued efforts are needed to enable easy access to online health information among diverse populations. (Source: Public Health Reports)