COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu; It Will Be Like Smoking

The “new normal” will arrive when we acknowledge that COVID’s risks have become more in line with those of smoking cigarettes—and that many COVID deaths, like many smoking-related deaths, could be prevented with a single intervention.

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    ‘Get Boosted’ Facebook Campaign

    Even if you feel healthy and young at heart, you should take steps to stay that way — like eating vegetables, wearing a seatbelt, and staying active.

    Getting boosted for COVID-19 should be just another smart thing to add to your health checklist, especially with omicron’s contagiousness. (And even if you’ve had COVID in the past, it’s still a good idea to get a booster!)

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      How to Conduct a Rapid Community Assessment

      Rapid community assessment (RCA) is a process for quickly collecting community insights about a public health issue in order to inform program design. The assessment involves reviewing existing data and conducting community-based interviews, listening sessions, observations, social listening, and surveys.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to share an assessment guide and tools for those who wish to better understand their community’s needs regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake among adults, adolescents, and children.

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        On the Fence About COVID-19 Vaccines?

        This is an infosheet touching on key topics of concern regarding COVID-19 vaccination. It addresses core components of hesitation, fears, and misunderstandings. Target audiences for this infographic are rural communities, those on the fence or undecided about vaccination, and adults with multiple comorbidities.

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        COVID-19 and Meta: Social and Behavioral Change Communication Learnings from 20 Countries

        Throughout 2021, CARE launched 45 locally-led campaigns in 20 countries applying lessons learned during an eight-week training series with Meta. In the second half of 2021, participating countries built on their learnings from their first campaigns and attempted to answer new questions that arose all while creating culturally appropriate messaging to encourage the adoption of preventative behaviors and/or to build trust in the vaccine, even if it wasn’t yet available.

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          Ginger Ale Can’t Cure COVID

          This is a social media post from Baltimore City Health Department stating that although ginger ale can help settle an upset stomach, it’s not a substitute from getting the vaccine.

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            Behind the Masks Campaign: The hidden impact of COVID-19 mental health campaign

            Behind the Mask is a statewide initiative to promote mental health services for Mississippians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide campaign is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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              Poster campaign on vaccines for vulnerable populations

              The COVID-19 pandemic rages on and even with vaccines being rolled out for nearly a year now, there are still plenty of individuals and communities who haven’t taken up the option, either due to lack of availability, skepticism or poor understanding due to misinformation.

              To emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated, and encourage those who have yet to be immunized to do so, social art and design lab Amplifier has made available to street papers a series of posters which highlight the collective benefits of receiving the vaccine.

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                Religious Leaders vaccination promotion video

                CARE’s second ad series designed to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance featured faith leaders, healthcare professionals, and celebrities tested against general messages about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.

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                  COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents

                  In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions, IVAC faculty have just launched a free online course, “COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents.”

                  Designed for parents, teachers, and school staff, this online course aims to provide “vaccine ambassadors” with the tools to discuss concerns about COVID-19 vaccines with people in their communities. The self-paced course teaches adults how to have respectful and empathetic conversations with parents and guardians who remain hesitant about vaccination for their children, even if they are vaccinated themselves.

                  The goal of the course is to empower more people to communicate with parents in the U.S. who have concerns about vaccinating their children, despite the availability of safe, effective, and free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five and up. In recent weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations in children have spiked to record levels, including among unvaccinated children ages 5 and up who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 672 children age 17 and under were admitted to hospitals every day with COVID-19 during the week ending Sunday, January 2—the highest such number of the pandemic. These numbers underscore the urgency to get eligible children across the country vaccinated and boosted now.

                  The COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador course covers evidence-based communication strategies, with video explainers and FAQs about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines, as well as lessons on how to engage in constructive conversations about vaccine hesitancy. The course also includes reliable sources of information about COVID-19 vaccines, an important tool in discussions around vaccines.

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