Home with Flu
November 17, 2009
Since the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised infection control guidance this past summer, local health departments nationwide have faced challenges with how to effectively communicate key messages to the public about when to keep sick kids home from school/childcare and when to seek medical care.
Home with Flu is a two-page comic book that communicates critical information to the reader through the use of pictures and text. The tool was created so that it would be user-friendly and meaningful to a diverse audience, including those with limited-English proficiency or low literacy levels. It is available in 14 languages and is now distributed outside of the Seattle area.
The Seattle & King County Public Health Department is one of NACCHO’s Advanced Practice Centers. NACCHO's Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program is a network of local health departments that exist to serve the public health community, developing resources and training.
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