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Nov 10, 2022

Educational interventions to improve primary and secondary school students’ ability to make informed health choices

A roundtable discussion

What have we learned about how to help schools teach students to think critically about health claims, evidence, and choices?

Developers and evaluators of six educational interventions will discuss their experiences, what they have learned, and what advice they would give to others.


Date and time

Thursday, 10 November 2022

11:00 – 12:30 Central European Time


Online – Zoom

Hosted by the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network

About this event

During the discussion, the developers will interact with each other and the audience. The discussion will address questions such as: Where did the ideas for these educational interventions come from? How were they developed? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches that were used? What lessons can be learned from this work? How can we scale up efforts to teach primary and secondary school students to think critically about what to believe and what to do for their health and the health of others?

We will take questions from the audience via chat. You can submit questions in advance of the event here.

There will not be presentations during the event. Information about the six educational interventions can be found here (PDF)
(Ps. the correct link to the Australian resources “How to assess claims critically” in the PDF above is:

The discussion will be facilitated by Tammy Hoffmann (Professor, Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Australia) and Andy Oxman (Research director, Centre for Epidemic Interventions Research, Norwegian Institute of Public Health).

How to join

This event took place in the past. See the recording of the roundtable discussion.