‘The entire world’s attention was on COVID-19’
CCP's Stephanie Desmon talks to Nick Moran about how he shifted the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's social media tone during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, using humor and irreverence to inspire potentially lifesaving behaviors.
Debra Lynn "Debbie" Dickson, 1955-2020
CCP's longest-serving employee died Dec. 31 after a long illness. “Debbie was always willing to help others with projects, going above and beyond her own job," remembers CCP's Sara Mazursky. "She will be truly missed by so many,” says CCP's Susan Krenn.
CCP's Top Five Blog Posts of 2020
As we finally put 2020 behind us and look to a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel in 2021, here’s a list of CCP’s top five blog posts for the year. They all feature our work to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus that didn't even have a name a year ago.
YEAR IN REVIEW
To End Pandemic, Focus on Science of Human Behavior
"To change behavior, we need to make it easier for people to do what we ask of them. Conflicting messages from the highest levels have made every COVID-related decision more difficult for individuals to make," writes CCP's Susan Krenn.
Taking COVID-19 Messages to Market in Mozambique
“We tried to make vendors see they are at a higher risk of contracting COVID because they have contact with a lot of people,” says CCP’s Felisberto Massingue. “The risk is always there.”
Animated Series Asks Kids to Help Prevent COVID-19
In Cambodia, a family of animated rabbits is helping kids – and their parents – stay safe from COVID-19 and deal with the struggles of virtual schooling during the pandemic. The web series is part of CCP's Breakthrough ACTION project.
Podcast Highlights Global COVID-19 Prevention Messages
CCP Deputy Director Alice Payne Merritt is featured on this episode of the Public Health on Call podcast discussing the center's COVID messaging from around the world and sharing audio clips from radio and TV spots.