COVID Behaviors Dashboard

The COVID Behaviors Dashboard visualizes data from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. This site is intended to be used by policy makers, health officials and practitioners at national and subnational levels to better understand the behavioral drivers behind vaccine uptake, masking and physical distancing among other behaviors that affect the spread of COVID-19.

Data from this ongoing survey is collected daily and the dashboard is updated every two weeks.

Source: COVID Behaviors Dashboard

    Vira, the vaccine chatbot

    Vira, the vaccine chatbot was created by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM Research to reach people with simple answers to their common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to users’ questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions.

    Vira was inspired by previous research that showed automated chatbots using AI can effectively communicate credible information and support health behavior changes. 

    Vira can help health workers or anyone who seeks help fielding questions from family and friends about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out Vira, a vax chatbot that’s here to help you and your loved ones make an informed decision.

    Source: Vira, the vaccine chatbot

    • Rose Weeks
    • rweeks@jhu.edu

    Digital Certificates for Vaccination

    This page on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website explains the concept of digital certificates for vaccination, their advantage over paper certificates, as well as WHO’s guidance towards digital certificates.

    Source: Digital Certificates for Vaccination

      Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

      L’intégration du genre dans la communication des risques COVID-19 et la réponse à l’engagement communautaire (CREC) exige de considérer comment les normes et les rôles de genre, ainsi que la dynamique de pouvoir et la prise de décision inéquitables, influencent les expériences et les besoins des gens à toutes les étapes. Cette note technique fournit des recommandations pratiques pour intégrer le genre dans les six piliers de la réponse de la CREC.

      Source: Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

        Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

        La integración del género en la respuesta de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC ) de COVID-19 exige considerar cómo las normas y roles de género, así como las dinámicas de poder y la toma de decisiones inequitativas, influyen en las experiencias y necesidades de las personas en todas las etapas. Este resumen técnico proporciona recomendaciones prácticas para integrar el género en los seis pilares de la respuesta de CRPC.

        Source: Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

          COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

          This review focuses on misinformation that appeared early in the pandemic. During this phase, little was known about the virus, such as how it spread or how infected people could be treated most effectively.

          Source: COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

            Double Masking for COVID-19

            This easy to understand infographic emphasizes on the use of double mask and its importance. The infographic is developed my Angshuman Kashyap who is a public health communication professional and an artist who creates and shares easy to understand health infographics on his social media pages (Instagram: @angshumankas).

            Source: Double Masking for COVID-19

            COVID-19 and Mental Health

            This Instagram post explains steps on how to take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Source: COVID-19 and Mental Health

              UNICEF COVID-19 SMS Messages for Community Health Workers

              This resource is designed to help COVID-19 community health workers build skills and strengthen their training by receiving tailored SMS messages, including notes and references from existing global COVID-19 specific resources and tools. Resources include those developed by UNICEF and other partners in communication networks dedicated to curating essential, evidence-based messages on the current pandemic for social and behavior change communication practitioners.

              Source: UNICEF Messages for COVID-19

                Nota Técnica: Consideraciones para la Comunicación Sobre las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

                A medida que alrededor del mundo se están administrando las vacunas contra el COVID-19, algunos países y localidades están desarrollando estrategias de comunicación de riesgo y participación comunitaria (Risk Communication and Community Engagement, RCCE) y planificando campañas para promover la aceptación y recepción de las vacunas. Para apoyar dichos esfuerzos, esta nota técnica proporciona un resumen de los siguientes aspectos:

                • Pasos para desarrollar una estrategia de RCCE
                • Consideraciones adicionales para la comunicación sobre las vacunas
                • Manejo de información errónea y rumores

                Source: Nota Técnica: Consideraciones para la Comunicación Sobre las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19