Communication Resources for Health Departments
Communication Tools and Resources Available for Use and Distribution
Audience: Public Information Officers (PIOs) and other health department and public health professionals
Resources from CDC
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.
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
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.
COVID-19 One-Stop-Shop Toolkits
Videos, social media, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources for a variety of audiences.
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
- Strategies for Managing and Streamlining COVID-19 Response and Recoveryexternal iconexternal icon
Strategies for state and territorial health agency leadership and recent state policy actions.
- Leading with Transparencyexternal iconexternal icon
Guidance to leaders in creating a culture of transparency during times of crisis.
- Modeling Strategies for COVID-19 Interventions
Video of ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer speaking with former commissioner of the New York Department of Health, about modeling and its use during COVID-19. Discussion also centers on limitations with models, what types of data may be included, and some important considerations in choosing a model.
- COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions external iconexternal icon
Risk communication field guide questions and key messages.
Resolve to Save Lives
- COVID-19 Bibliography excel iconexcel icon[XLS – 179KB]external iconexternal icon
A listing of selected coronavirus publications with links to original articles.