Zika Communication Planning Guide for States
In order to meet state, local, and territorial health department goals for the Zika response, clear, consistent, and frequent communication ensures that people receive and understand information that can help them make decisions. Communication with the public will foster behaviors to prevent the spread of Zika and protect pregnant woman and their pregnancies.
This planning guide provides states with resources to develop adapted communication strategies for their state including:
- Information on the purpose and use of CDC’s key messages and how to get updates.
- Communication outreach products including fact sheets, infographics, posters, videos, and CDC’s Digital Press Kit.
- Clinical communications products including the clinical guidance, Health Alert Network, MMWRs, and Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) deliverables.
CDC publications for physicians and public health practitioners. MMWRs provide the latest research findings, case reports, and clinical guidance related to the current Zika virus outbreak.
CDC public health images. CDC welcomes public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentations, and public health messages.
CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.
Provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. COCA fosters partnerships with national clinician organizations to strengthen information-sharing networks before, during, and after a public health emergency.
Zika Key Messages
English [PDF – 35 pages] | Spanish [PDF – 43 pages] | Spanish for Puerto Rican Audiences [PDF – 42 pages]
A collection of the most up-to-date and cleared information on the ongoing Zika virus outbreak.
- Page last reviewed: August 30, 2017
- Page last updated: August 30, 2017
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