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Zika Community Action Response Toolkit (Z-CART)

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The Z-CART outlines an approach to risk communication and community engagement planning and is intended as a template for state, local, and tribal agencies to adapt to their needs and to use for reviewing plans for communicating about Zika during the event of a locally transmitted Zika virus. The toolkit consists of a template plan and materials for state and local agencies to adapt to their jurisdictions.

The Z-CART is intended to help public health officials prepare risk-based communication strategies and community engagement plans before laboratory confirmation of the first locally acquired (transmitted by the bite of a local mosquito) case of Zika in their jurisdiction.

This document is intended to complement the following existing CDC resources:

Access Z-Cart Materials

If you work in a public health agency and would like to access Z-CART materials, register for the CDC State, Tribal, Local & Territorial (STLT) Collaboration Space. Once registration is completed, staff can access the Z-CART and its contents in the Communication Resource Center.

Operational Risk Communication and Community Engagement Plan

Zika Community Action Response Toolkit (Z-CART)