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

    3-D Simulation about Social Distancing

    Scientists who study the transmission of respiratory illnesses like influenza say that infections typically happen when a healthy person comes into contact with respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough, sneeze or breath.

    This simulation, created using research data from the Kyoto Institute of Technology, offers one view of what can happen when someone coughs indoors. A cough produces respiratory droplets of varying sizes. Larger droplets fall to the floor, or break up into smaller droplets.

    Source: 3-D Simulation about Social Distancing

      Social Media COVID-19 Anti-Stigma Cards

      This social media card was created to counter stigma and discrimination towards COVID-19 patients. This was shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

      Source: Social Media COVID-19 Anti-Stigma Cards

        Social Media Cards for Physical Distancing

        These social media cards include practical tips on how to do the correct physical distancing. These cards were shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

        Source: Social Media Cards for Physical Distancing

          Social Media Cards for Holy Week

          These social media cards include messages on how to celebrate the Holy Week at home while still practicing physical distancing. It also provided tips on how to make DIY Palm Leaves for Palm Sunday. These social media cards were shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

          Source: Social Media Cards for Holy Week

            Social Media Cards for Ramadan

            These social media cards include messages on how to celebrate the Ramadan at home while still practicing physical distancing. These social media cards were shared through the Facebook Page of the Department of Health.

            Source: Social Media Cards for Ramadan

              Coronavirus Online Course

              This online course is designed for individuals with low health/science literacy to explain COVID-19.

              Each section describes a different aspect of COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, symptoms, and treatment, with a brief recap of important points after each section.

              Source: Coronavirus Online Course