The de Beaumont Foundation, CDC Foundation, and Trust for America’s Health have launched the Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) to provide strategic messaging and other communications resources for federal, state, and local health professionals.
PHCC was created in response to misinformation and conflicting messages about COVID-19 that have led to confusion and, often, a lack of trust in public health organizations and officials. The national, coordinated effort will correct misinformation, support science-based decision-making, position public health leaders as credible experts, and build support for sustained investment in public health.
Partner organizations include:
- American Public Health Association
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Big Cities Health Coalition
- National Association of County and City Health Officials
- Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies
“The need for clear, timely, and consistent communications is never more important than during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation. “At a time when public health officials are being vilified and threatened for making recommendations based on science, the field needs to work together to correct misinformation and protect the nation’s health, safety, and economy. This collaborative is bringing federal, state, and local officials together to communicate quickly and efficiently as issues as arise.”
Learn more and sign up for email updates at www.publichealthcollaborative.org.