Making facts count in a post truth world: health policy in the US and the UK

Facts, alternative facts and fake news are a battleground in debates about health and care on both sides of the Atlantic. 

This event will examine how unbiased information and evidence are vital for making sense of health and care. 

The US debate about repealing Obamacare has been beset by claims and counterclaim. Donald Trump tweeted that ‘thousands of people are marching in the UK’ about a broken NHS to argue against universal health care. Here, polarising debates centred on the Brexit ‘dividend’ for the NHS, claims about the safety of weekend admissions, and on nurses’ use of food banks.

At our event you’ll hear from:

Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation on the challenges of providing facts and analysis about health in a ‘post truth’ era.

Will Moy, Director of Full Fact, with a UK perspective about how facts can combat fake news.

Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News Education Editor and Trustee of the Health Foundation, will chair the event.

Register to attend this event (you will not be able to attend without registering).

Address

The Health Foundation
90 Long Acre
WC2E 9RA

You might also like...

Article

Policy recommendations for young people's future health

Read about the nine expert organisations selected to provide a deep dive into seven key policy areas affecting young people's...

Press release

Care Quality Commission presents mixed picture of the state of care in England

Our response to the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

Consultation response

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing our health: prevention in...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q Community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more