This Roadmap is a planning tool to support communities to organize, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Communities
This document includes key Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) considerations during shifting lockdown measures, safety measures for conducting in-person community meetings, and a template that brings both of these considerations together to help agencies adapt their RCCE approaches as these measures shift.
This practical guidance is designed to assist program specialists to implement COVID19 RCCE activities for and with refugees, IDPs, migrants and host communities vulnerable to the pandemic.
In this guide, lnternews lays out an approach to community engagement involving a range of mechanisms that are alternatives to face-to-face.
Integrating gender into the COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) response demands consideration of how gender norms and roles, as well as inequitable
power dynamics and decision-making, influence people’s experiences and needs at all stages.
There is wide agreement that community engagement (CE) is important to strengthen collaborative partnerships and ethical practice across many research types and settings, often including interaction with ‘representatives’ of communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health systems across the world. Rapidly increasing demand for care of people with COVID-19 is compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on the movement of people and supplies that disrupt the delivery of frontline health care for all people. When health systems are overwhelmed and people fail to access needed services, both direct mortality and indirect mortality from preventable and treatable conditions increase (1-3). Decision-makers will need to make difficult choices to ensure that COVID-19 and other urgent, ongoing public health problems are addressed while minimizing risks to health workers and communities.
This guidance note provides clear recommendations to national societies on how volunteers can carry out face-to-face social mobilization safely, how to advocate for continued access to communities with governments in the face of movement restrictions and options for remote risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), when face to face access is no longer an option.
This document suggests key actions on how your community can stay safe and slow down the spread of COVID-19, particularly for contexts where you might have been asked by your local authorities to maintain physical distance or stay home.