Communications Tool: Building Bridges

Since the start of the pandemic, what we’ve known about COVID-19 has continued to evolve, but all research points clearly to the benefits of vaccination, masking, and testing. Public health communicators can play a vital role in saving lives and keeping people healthy by focusing on the most important and factual information available through the use of bridging statements. 

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Toolkit: COVID-19 Testing

Testing helps us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and should be used alongside our best tools to stop this pandemic—getting vaccinated, getting boosted, and wearing a high filtration mask in indoor public settings. Now, every U.S. household can order up to four free COVID-19 tests through a new federal program, and at-home tests are covered by insurance. 

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Shareable Graphic: What Mask Should I Wear?

Along with getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing a well-fitting mask over your mouth and nose in indoor public settings or crowds is crucial to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Experts recommend you upgrade your mask to a high filtration respirator if you want optimal protection. Use this resource to promote the highest level of mask protection in your community. The resource is also available in Spanish.
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Shareable Graphics: Omicron Variant

As scientists and public health officials learn more about the Omicron variant, we will keep our resources updated with key messages to support your communications. Download and share these new graphics to use in your local COVID-19 communication and emphasize topline messages about the new variant. (more…)

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Updated Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster Dose Messaging and Outreach Tools

The CDC recommends that everyone age 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster dose. The following communications resources — including topline talking points, answers to tough questions, sample social media posts and graphics — can help you answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and support your local vaccination outreach.

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Resolve to Save Lives: Voices of Long COVID

Long COVID is a range of new, returning and ongoing health problems people can experience after they have contracted the virus—and young people suffering from Long COVID symptoms are speaking out. Voices of Long COVID, a newly launched campaign by Resolve to Save Lives, features testimonials from people ages 18-29 who are struggling with persistent health problems from COVID-19. (more…)

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Toolkit: Holiday Safety Tips 2021

The holidays are right around the corner! To embrace the spirit of the season, the Public Health Communications Collaborative and Health Action Alliance have created a new resource for public health communicators and businesses to share with their communities. Use this resource and the accompanying social graphics to promote COVID-19 safety tips to help ensure a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Office of the Surgeon General: Toolkit to Address Health Misinformation

The Surgeon General’s Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation provides specific guidance and resources for health care providers, educators, and community members to understand, identify, and stop the spread of health misinformation in their communities.

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Toolkit: Thanksgiving 2021 Safety Tips

What’s on the menu for your Thanksgiving? We’ve cooked up a new recipe in the PHCC kitchen—one you can share to help others enjoy the holiday safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Download and share Safety Tips for Thanksgiving 2021 and accompanying social posts. This resource is also available in Spanish. (more…)

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