Messages that are simple, clear, and accurate can save lives. Through supportive and resource-rich messaging and tools developed with public health communicators in mind, the Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) contributes to a public health system where everyone has what they need to make informed decisions about their health.

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. We create and amplify practical resources, messaging, and learning opportunities for public health communicators designed to address public health issues, build public confidence, and identify and counter misinformation. Our practical resources and training tools are directly informed by public health communicators on the front lines of their communities and designed to address their evolving needs. We develop answers to tough public health questions, misinformation alerts, shareable graphics, social messaging, plain language resources, and other communication tools.

Public health communicators have complex jobs. With the Public Health Communications Collaborative, they don’t have to do it alone.


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


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


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.


Amanda Kwong, MPH

PHCC Director
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Amanda Kwong is the Director, Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC). In this role, Amanda leads the collaborative, including the development of timely, relevant, and practical tools for public health communicators across the country to use. Amanda has several years of experience overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of fully integrated multimedia communications programs on behalf of national non-profit organizations and federal government agencies. She holds an MPH from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University.


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

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