Arizona hospitals are focused on providing care to those who need it. During the COVID-19 response, AzHHA member hospitals are working to communicate the need for Arizonans to stay home through our #MaskUpAZ initiative.
Consumers delaying care
Kaiser has issued a new report showing that 48% of Americans or a family member has delayed medical care because of the pandemic and 11% said the condition worsened because of it. The American Hospital Association is currently running this ad to reinforce, even as the nation continues to fight COVID-19, hospitals and health systems are here to care for their community in every way, every day. The ad also reinforces the essential care hospitals and health systems are providing on the front lines during COVID-19. As policymakers work on the next congressional relief package for COVID-19, the ad highlights the importance of making sure that hospitals and health systems have the resources they need to protect their teams and their communities.
How to get involved
We all play an essential role in providing evidence-based information and resources to our community members about COIVD-19. When sharing content on social media or on websites, be sure to only share information from reputable sources such as local, state, and federal health agencies. Another way to get involved is by following AzHHA on Facebook and Twitter and share with your followers how you are practicing #SocialDistancing. Be sure to include your preferred trending hashtag:
Find social media messages and graphics below.
The Arizona Department of Health Services posts helpful communication resources for sharing at azhealth.gov/covid19:
View an up-to-date dashboard on the COVID homepage
Download video PSAs and graphics for public awareness on the Communication Materials page
Visit the COVID-19 page in Spanish
Valleywise Health Reaches Out to Refugees with COVID-19 Educational Videos
Valleywise Health is helping refugee communities across the country stay informed about the coronavirus through educational videos in 10 languages -- Arabic, Burmese, English, French, Karen, Kirundi, Maay, Somali, Spanish, and Swahili.
The Valleywise Health Pediatric Refugee Clinic produced the videos with their Cultural Health Navigators. These employees are trusted members of the local refugee communities and function as liaisons between Valleywise Health and their patients.
TMC Healthcare and Partners Debut Public Service Announcement
“During this health crisis, we stand ready to serve and are working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are all working together for the health and safety of our community.”