Outreach and Public Awareness Strategies

Content includes how to effectively conduct outreach and promote culturally-sensitive public awareness.


    Nevada 211, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, is committed to helping Nevadans connect with the services they need. Services include housing, food assistance, utility assistance, transportation, childcare, etc.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Locator

    Immunize Nevada provides a comprehensive list of COVID-19 vaccination sites.

    Juntos Sí Podemos

    This website created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a full navigation experience in Spanish and has all the resources partner organizations need to increase public confidence in, and uptake of, COVID-19 vaccines among Spanish speakers.

    Rural Health Information Hub—Nevada Resources

    This site contains a wide variety of resources and information for people living in rural communities across the country. Resources can be filtered by topic or state.

    ¡Andale! ¿Qué esperas?

    This website, available in English and in Spanish and supported by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers a multitude of COVID-19 vaccine resources for Hispanics/Latinos including myth-debunking.

    Health Misinformation Toolkit

    Developed in collaboration with the Office of Evaluation Science, The Surgeon General’s Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation provides specific guidance and resources for health care providers, educators, librarians, faith leaders, and trusted community members to understand, identify, and stop the spread of health misinformation in their communities.

    COVID-19 Community Corps

    Our best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is for every American to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it’s available to them. You’re invited to support the effort by joining the COVID-19 Community Corps. As a member, you’ll receive timely, accurate information to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. By encouraging them to get vaccinated, you’ll help protect them – and allow all of us to safely gather together again. As a Corps member, you’ll get resources to help you build vaccine confidence in your community, including fact sheets about vaccine safety, social media content to share with your followers, regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share.

    Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccinations

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides answers to frequently asked questions about getting vaccinated, vaccine distribution, and vaccine safety.

    Resources & Style Guides for Framing Health Equity & Avoiding Stigmatizing Language

    CDC resources that include style guides and references to frame health equity and avoid stigmatizing language.

    Demystifying the Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccinations

    A community-focused webinar featuring some of Nevada’s premiere health experts including the opportunity to hear from Dr. Dominic Mack, professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Director of the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN). The webinar addresses facts, fears, and myths among Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The speakers make plain the science and protocols of COVID-19 vaccines from the point of vaccine development through state level plans to distribute the vaccines.

    2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza in the Time of COVID-19: NOMHE’s Supplemental Action Brief

    This supplemental action brief is a summary of outcomes from a NOMHE- sponsored, informal focus group on the topic of “Flu Shot Perceptions”. It features the results of a post-listening session survey and stakeholder consultations as well as reviews of periodicals, academic articles, and professional association websites. Finally, the action brief includes outreach recommendations for organizations that are committed to maximizing vaccine awareness and compliance.

    Demystifying the Science Behind Influenza Vaccinations (NOMHE Webinar)

    The Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity (NOMHE) presents a unique opportunity to address flu vaccine hesitancy by providing Nevadans (especially those most vulnerable and/or underserved) the information they need to make decisions regarding their health via a two-part webinar series. The first installment of this series will address flu-related questions, with a COVID-19 discussion occurring during the second webinar in the series in January 2021. You can expect to be informed, empowered, and motivated by this webinar series.

    Hip Hop Health Video: 20 Seconds or More

    Join Doug E Fresh, Artie Green, Gerry Gunn along with 40 other artists, entertainers, and leaders to empower youth and families with the right information to help fight against the spread of COVID-19. "Wash your hands everybody, and everybody wash your hands!"

    Hip Hop Health Video: Behind the Mask

    A beautiful R&B music video PSA featuring Grammy nominated Raheem DeVaughn on lead vocals, Darryl DMC McDaniels and Doug E Fresh to encourage everyone to wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This is HHPH's love letter to the world.

    Hip Hop Health Video: Let’s Talk About Salt

    "Let's Talk About Salt" is a fun, educational animated music video starring Grammy Award winning Cheryl "Salt" James from the iconoic group, Salt-N-Pepa, teaching young people and families about healthy eating, salt consumption, and encourages hypertension prevention.

    Nevada Care Connection Resource Center for Northern/Southern Nevada and Rural Area

    Information to connect with resource centers in Nevada that aid older adults, adults living with disabilities, and their caregivers.

    Access is Love

     A list of accessible readings and resources that enable organizations to plan accessible events, engage in activism, and ensure justice, and ways to incorporate access in everyday life.

    Find Help with Rent and Utilities

    Find Help with Rent and Utilities

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rental assistance tool allows landlords and tenants to locate state and local organizations that are distributing federal rental assistance funds in their community. In some cases, funds may be used to catch up on other bills such as utilities.


    Video Series: Promising Practices for Equitable Vaccine Distribution

    This video series, from PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California, showcases community-informed and equity-centered practices that reach disproportionately impacted low-income communities and communities of color.

    Elder Abuse Prevention Training

    Training offered by Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division that fulfills Nevada’s annual training requirement for mandated reporters.

    Recalibrating for Caregivers: Recognizing the Public Health Challenge

    This brief from the Roslynn Carter Caregiving Institute examines the specific challenges faced by caregivers during public health crises.

    National Organization for Rare Disorders’ COVID-19 Resource Center

    Resources for those living with rare diseases and their caregivers. National Organization for Rare Disorders’ (NORD) Resource Center includes mental health resources, tips for nonprofit responses, and how to identify misinformation about COVID-19.

    Disability Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Debriefing from the World Health Organization that address disability considerations that organizations should consider during the pandemic.

    Accessible COVID-19 Interview Series for Community Members Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Seattle and King County, Washington held an interview series about COVID-19 for the deaf and hard of hearing community. These three videos include basic information about the virus, discussions about medical/historical trauma, information about the vaccines, and building community trust. The last video speaks to medical trauma within the community.

    Systemic Racism Is a Public Health Crisis: Impact on the Black Community

    Using the COVID pandemic as an example, this infographic highlights the impact systemic racism has on the Black community.

    Systemic Racism & Health Care, COVID, and Treatment

    This infographic highlights COVID-19’s impact on communities of color.

    Frequently Asked Questions for Nevada’s Immigrant Community

    Answers to frequently asked questions about Nevada’s immigrant population during COVID-19 available in English and Spanish.

    Dignity Health Classes & Events

    Dignity Health offers a plethora of classes that range from Diabetes 101 to Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Participants do not have to live in Las Vegas as classes are completely virtual.

    Medical Assistance Tool

    A search engine for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers that that looks for cost-sharing programs for medication. These resources may help reduce the cost of medication regardless of health insurance status.