COVID-19 Resources

AN EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH EDUCATION TOOLKIT 

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

DOWNLOAD AND ADAPT THE TOOLKIT BELOW FOR USE IN YOUR OWN SETTING

  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • isiXhosa
  • isiZulu
  • Kiswahili
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Setswana
  • Spanish

SERIES 1: HAND MANAGEMENT

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.

SERIES 2: PHYSICAL DISTANCING

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.

SERIES 3: MANAGEMENT OF RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS

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.

Series 4: Other Strategies to Prevent Spread at Home

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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