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COVID-19 Community, Patient, and Health Care Worker Health Education Toolkit

March 2, 2021

This toolkit provides health education specialists and other healthcare workers in hospital systems and community hospitals COVID-related materials for their communities and patients. The toolkit includes flyers and posters on COVID-19 facts, symptoms, public health mitigation efforts, testing, and contact tracing. All resources focus on a general population unless otherwise indicated. We have included materials in various languages when available. The toolkit is organized into six sections:

1A. COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers
1B. COVID-19 Vaccines for the General Public
2. COVID-19 Facts
3. Stop the Spread
4. COVID-19 Testing Information
5. Contact Tracing
6. Coping with COVID-19/Mental Health Resources

In addition, please visit the COVID-19 Testing Locator, a national resource for information on testing sites around the country, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The testing site locator link is included on GNYHA’s Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) website, an online directory of over 5,700 free and low-cost health and social services available in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Section 1A: COVID-19 Vaccines For Health Care Workers

Greater New York Hospital Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island Department of Health

Public Health Communications Collaborative and deBeaumont Foundation

Section 1B: COVID-19 Vaccines For the General Public

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Rhode Island Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project

  • One-pagers and infographics
    • Talking to Family and Friends about COVID-19 Vaccination
    • Vaccine Approval in the United States (Available in Spanish)
    • Vaccines are Essential to Preventive Care and Public Health
    • Examples of Lifesaving Vaccines Throughout History

COVID-19 Prevention Network

Section 2: COVID-19 Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey Department of Health

  • General COVID-19 Information (Fact sheets and infographics)
    • COVID-19 Quick facts (Available in Spanish)
    • COVID-19 and underlying health conditions
    • COVID-19 Brief Quick Facts (Available in multiple languages)

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Rhode Island Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project

Section 3: Stop The Spread

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Health + Hospitals

New Jersey Department of Health

  • Fact sheets and infographics
    • How to take your oral temperature (Available in multiple languages)
    • Assessing your risk while participating in activities (Available in Spanish)
    • Do the 5 – Help stop COVID-19
    • Isolation vs. Quarantine (Available in multiple languages)
    • COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations and Options (Available in multiple languages)
    • How Long Do I Need to Stay in COVID-19 Isolation or Quarantine? (Available in multiple languages)
    • Health Actions to Protect You and Your Family (Available in Spanish)

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Rhode Island Department of Health

Section  4: COVID-19 Testing Information

Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Health + Hospitals

New Jersey Department of Health

  • Fact sheets and infographics
    • COVID-19 Antibody Testing
    • Instructions for Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Available in Spanish)
    • Instructions for Persons Who Test Negative for COVID-19 (Available in Spanish)
    • How Soon after COVID-19 Exposure Should I Get Tested? (Available in multiple languages)

Rhode Island Department of Health

Section 5: Contact Tracing Information

New York State Department of Health

New York City Health + Hospitals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health

Section 6: Coping with COVID-19/Mental Health Resources

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

Emotional Support Helpline Posters:

For Children

For Families