Updated December 16, 2021
Thank you for your interest in educating your community about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. This curriculum is designed to be used by those who do culturally or population specific work in the community (community health workers, home visitors,patient navigators, peer support specialists, etc.).
What Is Popular Education?
The curriculum uses popular education. Popular education is a way of educating and organizing that has been used all over the world to promote social justice, equity and shared decision making. It honors the lived experience and wisdom of the participants.
Popular education seeks to create an atmosphere of trust so that people can feel comfortable sharing their ideas and experiences and learn from one another. More about popular education»
How to Use the Curriculum
The curriculum uses interactive activities which can be done during an online meeting.
The Powerpoint slides include detailed information about COVID-19 section. Even if you don’t consider yourself a communicable disease expert, you can still lead this workshop! We also encourage you to adapt any of the activities to make them relevant to your audience.
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Workshop materials and resources
Vaccines 201 Workshop
Introduced in September 2021, explains the basics of COVID19 vaccines including breakthrough cases and booster shots. Identifies community outreach strategies and messaging to address community concerns. Also provides information on testing and when to isolate or quarantine.
These files can be used to customize your presentation:
Chinese - Simplified
Chinese - Traditional
Vaccine 101 Workshop
Introduced March 2021, this workshop acknowledges the historical trauma and vaccine hesitancy in some BIPOC communities. Information about how vaccines work, how they were developed and what they contain, the vaccine approval process, and the differences and similarities between vaccine types.
These files can be edited to customize your presentation:
Coronavirus 101 Workshop
CDC Handwashing Posters (PDF)