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COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

This project creates and translates accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. The materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.

All of the materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. The materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. The project currently supports 35 languages.

Source: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

    Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus

    A 3-minute video has been uploaded on YouTube entitled “Making of No-Cost Face Masks at Home to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus”. It has been uploaded separately in 12 other major Indian languages thus enabling the free face mask message to be understood throughout rural and urban India, and have been designed specifically for poor and lower middle class households, including its illiterate members.

    These short videos demonstrate how these vulnerable families can easily make no-cost face masks/coverings at home, use them hygienically and observe related precautions. They can be used by all those working in government agencies, and NGOs in health, community and adult education/school programmes and any awareness-raising activities related to Covid-19.

    The list of the video in 12 major Indian languages is below.

    • John Kurrien (Contact Person)
    • johnkurrien@gmail.com

    COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

    The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

    Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

    Source: COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

      Animated Video on COVID-19 Protection at Work

      This video was created to encourage co-workers to talk to one another about adhering to COVID-19 precautions. Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP) Pakistan is facilitating the Labor Standards Programme of GIZ Pakistan in its behavior change efforts focused on industrial workers, particularly those working in the textile sector.

      Source: Animated Video on COVID-19 Protection at Work

        Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

        Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19 is a collection of free digital guides designed to support families with limited English proficiency.  The guides feature:

        • Simplified text written in English and Spanish based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines;
        • Narrations in 20+ languages by native-language speakers, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, French Creole, Portuguese, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Japanese, Italian, German, Farsi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu;
        • Culturally responsive messages and diverse images that offer familiarity and enhance understanding of the text.

        Source: Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

        • Michael McGuffee
        • mike.mcguffee@uniteforliteracy.com

        Infographics about COVID-19 in Many Languages

        These infographics were designed through a strategic process led by Harvard Medical Students, Harvard School of Public Health professionals and alumni as well as physicians.

        The infographics designers are now partnering with the Cincinnati Health Department to make more specific infographics.

        Source: Infographics about COVID-19 in Many Languages

          Coronavirus — COVID-19 Factsheet – Hesperian Foundation

          This factsheet offers information for the public on the basics of COVID-19.

          Included is information on:

          • What is COVID-19?
          • How does it spread?
          • Who does it infect?
          • How can you prevent infection?

          The resource is available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Urdu, Bengali, Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Farsi, Hindi, Telugu, Sindhi, Portuguese, Arabic, Haitian Creole, ChiShona, Kiswahili, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Tamil, Nande, Kinyarwand, Oromo, Amharic, and Marathi at the link below.

          Source: Coronavirus – COVID-19