Communications Resources

For Public Health Professionals

The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) was formed in 2020 to coordinate and amplify public health messaging on COVID-19 and increase Americans’ confidence in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials.

Recent Updates

Can we trust a vaccine that’s been developed in less than a year?

Updated on September 17, 2020
There are well-established protocols for testing a vaccine in order to ensure its safety. They include the testing of a sizable and representative segment of the population and careful tracking of clinical efficacy, as well as the possibility of any unanticipated outcomes....

How should we be preparing for vaccine distribution once a vaccine is available?

Updated on September 17, 2020
It is essential to have careful and thoughtful planning for a national vaccination campaign. Such a process takes months and should begin now. The process of vaccinating hundreds of millions of people — in stages based of risk criteria that will be provided by scientific oversight...

Is it safe to vote this November?

Updated on September 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic should not hinder your ability to vote. However, it is important that individuals and jurisdictions plan ahead to ensure that everyone can vote safely. Most election officials are working to create as safe a voting environment as possible by ensuring...

Can my child safely participate in sports?

Updated on September 17, 2020
Providing the opportunity for kids to get exercise is as important as ever. While the best way to limit your child’s risk from the coronavirus is by ensuring they only engage in activities that allow participants to maintain six feet of distance, there are additional ways that leagues...

Is it safe for scholastic sports leagues to play? Professional leagues have been operating.

Updated on September 17, 2020
The risk of activities varies greatly depending on local community spread, so any decision about school sports should be made based upon the virus status locally. What may be considered moderate risk in some areas would be high risk in others. Professional leagues are...

COVID-19 Crisis Communications Triage Kit

Updated on August 28, 2020
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Gearing Up for Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

Updated on September 11, 2020