University of California San Diego
San Diego State University
San Diego Public Library
In August 2021, the San Diego (CA) County Commissioners declared health misinformation a “public health crisis” and called upon public organizations to take an “active role in developing resources to combat misinformation in order to help our community make informed health choices.” Beginning in January 2022, the members of the San Diego Circuit (a consortium of public and academic libraries), made a strategic decision to expand their existing partnership around resource sharing to include a joint initiative to meet the county’s call to address the crisis of health misinformation. In 2023, the partnership is developing and piloting a health information outreach toolkit with the support of the National Library of Medicine. This briefing will provide an update on the San Diego Health Information Partnership, which has included the development of a shared website, instructional workshops, a digital toolkit for combating health misinformation, and other public programming, and it will also discuss possible areas for further development of its shared services model.