WelcomeThe Idaho Rural Health Association provides a voice on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education. Individual, organizational and student members receive news bulletins and action alerts of interest to rural health advocates, as well as invitations to policy events and discounts on meeting fees.
Read more about member benefits and strategic priorities in our membership flyer.
About the Campaign
The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.
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-19, including steps to protect themselves and their communities.
The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for at-risk groups
Strategy and Goals
This effort focuses on Americans who want to protect their health, but may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. We aim to:
● Explain how Americans can protect themselves from COVID-19.
● Strengthen public confidence in the vaccines so those who are hesitant will be more willing to consider vaccination
● Increase vaccine uptake by informing Americans about how and where to get vaccinated
COVID-19 Community Corps
The campaign is expanding its reach by engaging with a broad range of groups and individuals, including trusted community organizations, local leaders, and others sharing the goal of increasing vaccine confidence and uptake.
Public Education Activities
Our public education activities are organized around three themes:
● Slow the Spread: Basic prevention measures that should be taken while waiting for the vaccine
● Building Vaccine Confidence: Information and resources to build vaccine confidence, timed to support action when vaccines are available
● Preparing the Nation: Fact based, scientific information about vaccine development, safety, and effectiveness
Crush the Curve Idaho
Introduces the Vaccinate the 208 campaign. Up-to-date resources to get tested, get vaccinated and get educated, including downloadable materials. https://crushthecurveidaho.com/vaccines
Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Idaho's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and schools, public health monitoring and testing, and more. https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/
ECHO Idaho COVID-19 Program
Offers two COVID-19 sessions per week led by a panel of experts for Idaho's healthcare workforce, including providers, clinicians, policymakers and administrators, providing information and strategies to address the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.uidaho.edu/academics/wwami/echo/covid-19
National Rural Health Association Covid-19 Resources
NRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on our members and rural communities nationwide. NRHA has compiled free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations. https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy FAQs for COVID-19
A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from our grantees and stakeholders, including Updated FAQ for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Testing Program, with a link to the RHC COVID-19 Reporting Portal, where tests and spending categories must be reported monthly. https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions