NHMA x HHS We Can Do This

The National Hispanic Medical Association has partnered with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters and updated vaccines. The Campaign also increases awareness about COVID treatments and heightens urgency to talk to a doctor at first sign of symptoms. 

The We Can Do This campaign has also created 5 easy-to-understand patient education materials, in both English and Spanish, that explain who is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID, the availability of COVID treatments, and the importance of early treatment. These materials, which include information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and culturally tailored content from the We Can Do This campaign’s team of multicultural experts, can be downloaded clicking on the links below:

1. When To Get Medical Care for COVID 

2. Treatments for Patients at Risk for Severe COVID Illness 

3. Talking points about COVID and treatments for health care providers 

4. Prevent Getting Very Sick From COVID 

5. To Prevent Getting Very Sick from COVID, Timing is Everything 

6. Know Your Risk for Getting Very Sick from COVID 

 

Versiones en Español:

1. Cuándo recibir cuidado médico para el COVID - (Poster Version)

2. Tratamientos para pacientes en riesgo de enfermarse gravemente de COVID 

3. Puntos de conversación para los provedores de salud sobre COVID y los tratamientos

4. Prevenga la enfermedad grave de COVID

5. Para prevenir que se enferme gravemente de COVID es importante tomar acción a tiempo

6. Conozca su riesgo de enfermarse gravemente de COVID

7. Preguntas frecuentes de pacientes sobre los tratamientos para el COVID 

 

While most people with COVID have mild symptoms, some can get severely ill, require hospitalization, and even die. Educating patients on their risk factors, treatment options, and the timing of when they need to start treatment can help keep them out of the hospital.

HHS: We Can Do This Homepage

About the We Can Do This campaign:

We Can Do This is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of being up to date on COVID vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures. Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based public health messaging, the Campaign helps the public make informed decisions about their health and COVID, including steps to protect themselves and their communities. The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for at-risk groups.