COVID-19 Resources

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs provides expertise on strategic health communication focusing on prevention measures, preparedness, containment, crisis management and risk communication during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging disease outbreaks. As soon it became clear that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak was spreading rapidly around the world, CCP got to work. Below are COVID-related resources along with the latest updates around how communication is being used by CCP and others to stem the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Communication Network

The new website is dedicated to curating essential, evidence-based tools and materials on the current pandemic for social and behavior change communication practitioners.

View the page here.

COVID-19 Materials

The Compass, a collection of social and behavior change (SBC) resources curated by CCP’s Breakthrough-ACTION project, created a Trending Topic on COVID-19, which is updated regularly with the latest materials.

The page offers a selection of videos, songs, and PSAs created to inform the public about handwashing and general information about COVID-19.

View the page here.

Latest COVID-19 News

CCP Working with Facebook on Global Preventive Behavior Surveys for COVID-19

Côte d’Ivoire Call Center Tackles Rumors

CCP and COVID-19: By the Numbers

Telling Quarantine Stories Via Twitter in the Philippines

SBCC Summit Postponed Until 2021

Experts: Don’t Forget Men During Pandemic

When Face to Face is No Longer the Norm

CCP Receives Nearly $10 Million from USAID for COVID-19 Response

CCP Launches COVID-19 Communication Network

Family Planning Still Needed During Pandemic

COVID-19 Webinars

The 2020 International SBCC Summit Secretariat recently organized two webinars for SBCC practitioners on COVID-19. Recordings of the webinars are available below.

In this first webinar, speakers reflect on the issues of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine in different global contexts. The conversation also dove into the critical need for preparedness planning and capacity building in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), and relevant and consistent messaging on this topic.

The second webinar in the series focused on responding to several critical questions on COVID-19 and RCCE that SBCC practitioners are facing in response to the pandemic.

This webinar series on COVID-19 and humanitarian settings is put on by READY, an outbreak preparedness planning initiative in which CCP leads the social and behavior change component. The series has focused on community engagement, shielding high risk populations, learning from past outbreaks, program prioritization and more. View recordings here.

The live COVID-19 webcast by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shared expert information on insights, risks and data about states reopening in the U.S., moderated by CCP’s Stephanie Desmon.