UIHI conducts research and evaluation, collects and analyzes data, and provides disease surveillance to strengthen the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This resource provides ideas to adapt cultural practices to remain “physically distant but socially close.” This tool may help guide organizational efforts to improve morale among staff and in the community.
Founded in 1991 and based in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supports public health interventions designed for and by Native peoples. This resource library provides Indigenized communications for COVID-19 including: Q&A social media toolkits, radio transcripts, and educational materials for a range of topics. Materials can be circulated by print or web.
The Harvard Project (est. 1987), aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian Nations, through applied research and service. This toolbox features a "tip of the day," radio transcripts, fact sheets, community resource, policy briefs and examples of Tribal-led COVID-19 responses.
This resource provides breaking news, public health alerts for the Southwest area. They also have a collection of indigenized public health education communications for COVID-19, designed for all ages - coloring pages included!
The “Protects Me, Protects You” campaign builds confidence in getting vaccinated in order to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. This campaign provides indigenized graphics and is available in multiple languages.
IllumiNative’s COVID-19 emergency efforts are focused on leveraging communications and culture shifters to help amplify the authentic representation and impact of the pandemic on Native communities through mainstream media. This resource provides COVID-19 specific social media graphics, PSA's and podcasts. They also offer media training and resources for digital education.
This guide clearly outlines best practices for customizing public health education communications to improve community uptake, by ensuring that information is relevant and culturally representative.
This site has several tips for talking about the vaccine for public health practitioners.