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.
Public-private partnerships have opened up access to digital platforms that facilitate change and amplify outreach to much larger audiences, as the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Breakthrough ACTION project has shown during the pandemic.
The findings, culled from surveys of more than 720,000 people in 23 countries, allow researchers, public health programmers and policymakers to see and respond to trends.
A social media campaign created by CCP and the Department of Health in the Philippines to help its citizens prevent the spread of COVID-19 wins a prestigious award. The Facebook page they created has reached 160 million people since it started in late March.
A new release from the KAP COVID dashboard includes regional data on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors within the U.S. and India, two countries where COVID-19 case counts are the highest in the world.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, CCP is learning what COVID-19 information pharmacists lack and then providing them with tools and education they need.
When COVID-19 hit, a health call center in Mozambique couldn't keep up with demand. With the help of CCP and USAID, everyone can now get the answers they need.
Uttara Bharath Kumar, senior technical advisor for social and behavior change at CCP, discusses the role of effective communication in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Until we have a safe and effective vaccine, behavior change is the only tool we have to stem the spread of the virus," says CCP's Susan Krenn. "This COVID dashboard will help us more efficiently focus our behavior change efforts.”
CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION is conducting surveys about COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and behaviors across many countries to inform messaging about the virus.