Messages that are simple, clear, and accurate can save lives. And while funding and resources vary widely across health departments and communities, PHCC works in service of a public health system where everyone has access to the information they need to make good decisions about their health.
The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) was formed in August 2020 by the CDC Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, and Trust for America’s Health to provide unbiased communication about the COVID-19 pandemic. With misinformation and polarization eroding trust in public health, PHCC’s founders came together to create, coordinate, and amplify science-based messaging to support and enhance the communications capacity of health departments across the country.
Since that time, PHCC has grown to include new partners and broadened our mission beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, our resources are guided by feedback from the field to address the evolving needs of public health communicators, such as answers to tough questions, misinformation alerts, shareable graphics and social messaging, and other communication tools.

Mission

To support the health and well-being of communities across the United States through timely, science-based messaging and communications resources.

Vision

An effective, equitable, and trusted public health system where everyone has access to the information they need to make good decisions about their health.

Approach

We create and amplify tools, resources, and learning opportunities for communicators designed to address public health issues, build public confidence, and identify and counter misinformation.

Partners

As a collaborative, PHCC draws on the expertise, insights, and on-the-ground knowledge of its network of partners and public health leaders.

Our Managing Partners

Our Supporting Partners