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Communication Resources for Health Departments

Communication Resources for Health Departments

Communication Tools and Resources Available for Use and Distribution

Updated Apr. 16, 2021
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Audience: Public Information Officers (PIOs) and other health department and public health professionals

Resources from CDC

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Contact Tracing Communication Resources

Talking points, sample public service announcements, social media, graphics, and more to help health departments communicate with the public about COVID-19 contact tracing and why it is important.

Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication

Crisis & Emergency Communication (CERC) includes free and downloadable resources to help prepare communication plans for use during a crisis. Learn more

STLT Collaboration Space

State, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health departments can access free CDC tools and resources, including design templates, matte articles, podcasts, medical illustrations, and videos. Registration is required. Learn more

Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19

This toolkit provides health departments with sample talking points, public service announcements, graphics, social media posts and more for communicating about contact tracing for COVID-19. Also available in Spanish.

Find social media ready COVID-19 content on a variety of topics.

Topic-Specific Social Media Toolkits

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COVID-19 One-Stop-Shop Toolkits

Videos, social media, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources for a variety of audiences.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A collection of COVID-19 media resources.

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Real-time COVID-19 information added to your website.

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Resources from other organizations

Content describing non-CDC tools on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to indicate endorsement, actual or implied, of the tools. Additionally, information on this site is provided “as is,” for users to evaluate and make their own determination as to their effectiveness.

Private sector, non-governmental, and academic organizations

Various other organizations are also supporting this critical effort by providing:

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Resolve to Save Lives