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Health education can slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our materials provide key information on high-priority topics related to the prevention and understanding of COVID-19. Our content is designed to be:

  • available freely with open access
  • easily adaptable to various languages and contexts
  • mainly visual (to address language & literacy barriers)
  • mobile friendly and usable in low-bandwidth settings
  • includes recommendations that consider varying environmental contexts


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  • Mandarin
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  • Setswana
  • Spanish

Series 6: Mask Use

After viewing this content, the learner will be able to 1) Describe 3 different types of mask (N95, surgical, cloth), when they should be worn, and by whom. 2) Describe how to put on, wear and take off a fabric mask safely. 3) Recognize improper uses of masks. 4) Know that mask wearing alone cannot prevent spreading coronavirus and hand-washing and physical distancing are still vitally important. 5) Describe features that make a fabric mask most effective. 6) Describe how to properly care for fabric masks.

Choose the Right Mask

Choose the right mask

Masks used Correctly

Masks used Correctly

Series 5: Journey of the Virus

After viewing this content, the learner will be able to 1) Understand how the coronavirus enters the body 2) Describe how COVID-19 affects breathing and in severe cases prevents oxygen from reaching the body. 3) Describe spectrum of symptoms caused by COVID-19 including no symptoms, mild flu-like symptoms, and severe symptoms and possible death. 4) Recognize when to seek immediate medical care 5) Interrupt the journey of the virus through hand washing and not touching your face.

Series 4: Other Strategies to Prevent Spread at Home


After viewing the content, the learner will be able to: 1) Explain the role of respiratory secretions in the transmission of the virus, 2) Describe how to keep respiratory secretions from spreading around. 3) Describe how to keep others’ respiratory secretions from reaching their eyes, nose, mouths and noses. 4) Explain the importance of keeping surfaces and objects clean.


After viewing the content, the learner will be able to: 1) Know the symptoms of respiratory infection and the need to stay home, 2) Understand how distance between individuals reduces the spread of virus, and 3) Understand the risk of social interactions.


After viewing the content, the learner will be able to: 1) Identify why hand washing is important, 2) Describe the spectrum of available hand-cleaning techniques, 3) Explain how to effectively wash their hands, and 4) Recall when to wash their hands.

Customizable Assets

You can now customize our assets with your own translated text and logo. View the demo videos below and click “Get Started” to create and download your custom assets.

1. Translate into a new language


2. Add your organization’s logo


3. Download and distribute

1. Translate into new language


2. Process updated video


3. Download and distribute

Debunking COVID-19 Myths

Dr. Seema Yasmin, Director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, and Former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

With fear and misinformation spreading almost faster than the virus itself, it is more important than ever to ensure myths are debunked and accurate health information is accessible to all.

Our health communication expert, Dr. Seema Yasmin, responds—tap below to hear her responses and submit your questions.

COVID-19 Animated Stories

This evidence-based “health entertainment” series was created as part of the World Healthflix Initiative, being led by Maya Adam MD, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Medicine.

Global COVID-19 Prevention

Staying Safe When COVID-19 Strikes

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Feedback? Questions?

Need additional health education content? Contact us at digitalmedic@stanford.eduWhile we might not be able to respond to all messages right away, we appreciate your input and rely on it to shape our dynamic work.

All materials in our COVID-19 toolkit are open access and all work is available for use, distribution and adaptation under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA license.

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