Giving effective information to fight COVID-19
Initiative(s):Innovation in Government Initiative
Outcome of interest:
- Communicable diseases
- Health outcomes
- Take-up of program/social service/healthy behavior
- COVID-19 response
Different and often contradicting messages occur in social media about COVID-19, so developing trustworthy communication strategies is critical to reduce the negative impact of the virus. Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of public health messages on hand washing and compliance with government mandated guidelines in Mexico.