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Make Your Preventative Care Appointments for 2022

At the height of COVID-19, doctor’s offices postponed many routine procedures to give preference to COVID patients. However, now is the time to resume prevention and wellness check-ups. Getting back on track with regular preventative care can help you detect health problems early and save on healthcare costs. Prevention care includes annual physical exams and screenings for cancer, diabetes, he...

Feedback Needed to Help CDC’s Emergency Risk Communication Efforts

The CDC has funded a research project that is being conducted by the RAND corporation. The goal is to improve the effectiveness of CDC’S emergency risk communication (ERC) efforts. Your participation is a key step in accomplishing this goal. The project will examine ways to measure important aspects of CDC’s approach to ERC including the creation, dissemination, appropriateness, and effectivene...

Vaccine Resource Hub Offers Free Communication Resources

Under the extensive Partnering for Vaccine Equity program, the CDC is providing funding and technical assistance to a network of national, state and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in adult immunization for COVID-19 and flu. The Vaccine Resource Hub is part of that effort. The Vaccine Resource Hub has been developed to support individuals and or...

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. There are estimated to be more than 24.9 million people — adults and children — subjected to human trafficking around the world, including in the United States. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, includes both forced labor and sex trafficking. It not only represents a threat to international peace and security but als...

PHCC Infographic: What Mask Should I Wear?

With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, experts are recommending that consumers upgrade their mask to a high filtration respirator if they want optimal protection. To help you answer questions in your community about the different kinds of masks, and how individuals can get the best protection from their masks, the Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) has created a new resour...

CDC’s Health Equity Communication Toolkit

The CDC encourages all public health professionals and partners at the federal, state, and local levels to apply these principles from their Health Equity Communications Toolkit when engaging with partners, and/or when developing and reviewing external or internal communication materials. Using a health equity lens when framing information about health disparities. Considering the key principle...

How Community Organizations and Health Departments Can Partner to Advance Health Justice

Bill of Health, a publication from Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center, released the blog post How Community Organizations and Health Departments Can Partner to Advance Health Justice. The post discusses how ChangeLab Solutions, Prevention Institute, and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, with support from The California Wellness Foundation and The Blue Shield of California Foundatio...

Experts Call for Health Messaging to Adapt

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 wreaks havoc on hospitals, public health leaders are struggling to get people to tune in to guidance that could help stem the contagion. Public health advocates acknowledge fewer people are paying attention or heeding expert advice. Some say the messaging needs to shift to become shorter and simpler and even nod to a brighter future when the pandemic is over. ...

Biden Offering Free High-Quality Face Masks to Americans

President Joe Biden recently announced his administration would make high-quality masks available to Americans for free. "I know we all wish could finally be done with wearing masks, I get it, but they are a really important tool to stop the spread, especially of the highly transmissible Omicron variant," Biden said in remarks from the White House. He noted that for some Americans, "a mask is n...
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