Children's Hospital COVID-19 Messaging

Goals

To provide examples of messaging (especially visual examples) from national children's hospitals about the coronavirus, in order to create informative print, social and digital messages for a children's care facility in Conneticut.

Early Findings

  • An attached document can be found here with the cited examples of national hospital messaging visuals.
  • Children's National released an update for the coronavirus on March 18, giving their recommendations that come from the CDC including what to do when your child may be exposed to the virus, testing for coronavirus for children, and a visitor screening and policy update.
  • Under their Rise and Shine children program, Children's National discusses many subjects for parents and children during the coronavirus, providing "answers to kids' frequently asked questions, suggestions for how to discuss the virus and school closings."
  • The hospital's Rise and Shine program page provides such things as tips for homeschooling during the virus, talking to kids about the virus and school closings, general information, and more.
  • Children's National asked Laura Gray, PhD, a clinical psychologist, for tips on talking with children about coronavirus school closings.
  • The article from Laura states that when explaining the situation to kids, let them know it is okay to feel frustrated and sad.
  • Children's National offers a Facebook live session about protecting family from coronavirus. Nada Harik, M.D., an infectious disease specialist, answered questions from parents about coronavirus and how they can implement practices to protect their families.
  • In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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