We Can Do This
APHA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, We Can Do This, have partnered to educate patients about their risk for severe COVID-19 and the availability of treatments.
The We Can Do This campaign has created 8 easy-to-understand patient education materials, in both English and Spanish, that explain who is at increased risk for severe illness from COVID, the availability of COVID treatments and the importance of early treatment.
People who are more likely to get very sick need to start medical treatment for COVID within days after symptoms first appear.
Even if you’re vaccinated, you’re more likely than others to get very sick from COVID if:
- You’re 50 or older
- You have one or more health issues, such as severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, or chronic heart or lung conditions
- You have a compromised or weakened immune system
Read more tips on when to seek treatment for COVID
While most people with COVID have mild symptoms, some can get severely ill, require hospitalization and even die. Educating patients on their risk factors, treatment options and the timing of when they need to start treatment can help keep them out of the hospital.
Visit the HHS: We Can Do This homepage.
About the We Can Do This campaign: We Can Do This is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of being up to date on COVID vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures. 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, including steps to protect themselves and their communities. The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for at-risk groups.