COVID-19: Effective Communications Resources

Aug 4, 2021
AHA Team Training has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Project Firstline collaborative to release free on-demand training to help hospitals and health systems integrate teamwork and communication principles to prevent and control infection into their normal work flow. 
Jul 30, 2021
The American Hospital Association and its Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) July 15 hosted “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Your Community,” a webinar centered on examining the root causes of vaccine hesitancy and how health care organizations can tailor their…
Jul 26, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released an advisory on reimbursable communications and outreach expenses for nonprofit medical facilities and state and local governments participating in activities to increase COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine confidence through its Public Assistance Program
Jul 12, 2021
As summer moves along, the U.S. is marking a pivotal point in the pandemic. A majority of Americans — nearly 55% — now have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 48% are fully vaccinated. 
May 13, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its interim guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
Mar 22, 2021
The AHA Center for Health Innovation invites hospitals and health systems to participate in its second Hospital Community Collaborative, which will focus on COVID-19-related community needs. 
Feb 26, 2021
AHA released a one-stop web hub for hospitals and health systems to find communication resources related to COVID-19 vaccines.
Feb 3, 2021
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released guidance on communication strategies to combat mistrust and build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines based on research on decision making, changing beliefs/attitudes, and reaching and engaging diverse audiences.
Jan 11, 2021
Making everyone part of the solution and collaborations between clinical and hospital leadership is key to navigating the pandemic. In this second in a four-part series on lessons learned on the front lines, read about how communication remains a vital component of a strong workforce, both from the…
Dec 22, 2020
The COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit was developed as a guide through the steps involved in planning, designing and executing a vaccine communications plan and campaign.