Public Comment – Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information

Opportunity for Public Comment:
Phase 2 – Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media

September 9, 2022

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO), is pleased to invite you to participate in a Call for Comment regarding the Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media Phase 2 Project: Considerations for Non-accredited Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Entities, and Individual Sources. Click here for full details on the program and the Advisory Committee.

In Phase 2, an Advisory Committee convened by CMSS, in collaboration with NAM and WHO, has taken the principles and attributes established in Phase 1 as a foundation to evaluate an expanded set of health information sources, including other nonprofit entities, for-profit entities, and individuals, with an eye towards global applicability. The proposed Phase 2 considerations for public comment are based on deliberations of the Advisory Committee.

To support your participation in the call for comment, we have included the following in the Phase 2 Public Comment Package:

  • Introduction to the problem and scope of Phase 1 work (convened by NAM)
  • Phase 2 Scope and Charge
  • Methods
  • Findings of the Advisory Committee
  • Initial considerations regarding Implementation
  • Appendices: Advisory Committee Roster, Project Team, References

Please review these materials before completing the feedback form.

Download the Phase 2 Public Comment Package

Complete the Public Comment Form

We will accept comments until September 19, 2022, at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

A final meeting of the Advisory Committee will occur on September 29, 2022, to discuss and incorporate feedback from the public comment process with the goal of publication on October 7, 2022.

Questions or technical difficulties? Contact:

Suzanne Pope, CMSS Project Manager,
Julia Peterson, CMSS Operations Manager,

Please do not provide comments on Phase 2 work via email, rather, use the Public Comment Form