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We have brought many of the nation’s leading experts in public health, education, and the economy together with associations representing state and local leaders and vulnerable communities to take unified action to stop the spread and safely and sustainably reopen schools, businesses, and other places where Americans gather.

Rural and Conservative Engagement Effort

Oct 19, 2021

As the pandemic continues to have an outsized impact in rural areas, COVID Collaborative is leading a vaccination education campaign to reach the tens of millions of Americans in these communities who are still questioning whether or not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Sports

Aug 26, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Autonomy 5 Conferences are uniting to encourage team vaccinations, students and college sports communities to slow the spread of COVID. They have published an open letter, calling for #COVIDSafeZones on college game days, endorsed by public health experts and former officials from the past 5 presidential administrations. They have also put out a statement on #COVIDSafeZones and game day safety endorsed by the medical directors of the major college sports leagues.

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It's Up to You Vaccine Education Campaign

Aug 18, 2021

The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative have partnered to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines, as part of one of the largest public health education campaigns in history.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Campuses

Aug 17, 2021

COVID Collaborative has mobilized dozens of public health and science experts and former officials from the Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations to provide leaders of Institutions of Higher Education with clear and actionable measures they can adopt to keep their students, faculty, and communities safe. We invite other IHE leaders to join this effort to beat the pandemic and restore our national vitality and way of life.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Workplaces

Aug 03, 2021

COVID Collaborative has mobilized dozens of public health and science experts and former officials from the Biden, Trump, Obama, and Bush Administrations to provide business leaders with clear and actionable measures they can adopt to keep their workers, customers, and communities safe. We invite other private sector leaders to join this effort to beat the pandemic and restore our national vitality and way of life.

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Vaccine Hesitancy Visualization

Jun 24, 2021

COVID Collaborative and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine have launched a new data visualization that shows data on people’s openness to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by zip code and county for the entire United States.

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Vaccination and the US Military

May 20, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Blue Star Families have teamed up to support servicemembers and their families in getting the information needed to build confidence and increase vaccine uptake. On May 20, the groups released a survey on the current state of mililtary vaccination that suggests that the hardest work in protecting military families lies ahead.

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PSAs from the Former Presidents and First Ladies of the United States

Mar 11, 2021

The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative announced new PSAs as part of their COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative’s “It’s Up To You” campaign featuring former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter.

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COVID Global Accountability Platform

Oct 19, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Duke University have launched the COVID Global Accountability Platform (COVID GAP). Collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and multiple supporters and data sources, COVID GAP is an independent, external accountability hub to track global progress on targets and commitments, including from the Global COVID-19 Summit, and to generate insights and recommendations to translate commitments and targets into life-saving action.

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Framework for Global Action

Sep 10, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, three units of Duke University, and the Pandemic Action Network have released a Framework For a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response to encourage World Leaders to take the steps needed to end the pandemic. The seven-point framework was endorsed by almost 40 leading organizations and global health experts.

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Global Summit to End COVID-19

Sep 01, 2021

A coalition of 80 global leaders and over 25 organizations across corporate, philanthropic, civil society, advocacy, academic, and health sectors have called on world leaders attending the UN General Assembly to convene a global summit to ignite an urgent global action plan to end the pandemic. The call to action was coordinated by the COVID Collaborative, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Duke Global Health Institute, and the Pandemic Action Network.

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US Emergency Plan for Global COVID-19 Relief

Aug 03, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke - Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, and renowned global health experts, have come together to issue an open letter and corresponding report urging US leadership to address global vaccine inequity.

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US Leadership and Global Vaccine Inequity

Jun 07, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke - Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Global Health Innovation Center have come together to call for increased US leadership in addressing global vaccine inequity. As part of this work, we have issued open letters to G7 leaders and the Biden administration and Congress urging immediate action.

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Rapid Action Consortium

Dec 06, 2021

In addition to being a global health crisis and an economic crisis, COVID-19 is fundamentally an information problem of a size and scale the world has never seen before. As with any complex, global information problem, the solution will require intelligent use of data and technology, and the ability for the right parties to come together to create ecosystems of impact.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Sports

Aug 26, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Autonomy 5 Conferences are uniting to encourage team vaccinations, students and college sports communities to slow the spread of COVID. They have published an open letter, calling for #COVIDSafeZones on college game days, endorsed by public health experts and former officials from the past 5 presidential administrations. They have also put out a statement on #COVIDSafeZones and game day safety endorsed by the medical directors of the major college sports leagues.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Campuses

Aug 17, 2021

COVID Collaborative has mobilized dozens of public health and science experts and former officials from the Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations to provide leaders of Institutions of Higher Education with clear and actionable measures they can adopt to keep their students, faculty, and communities safe. We invite other IHE leaders to join this effort to beat the pandemic and restore our national vitality and way of life.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Workplaces

Aug 03, 2021

COVID Collaborative has mobilized dozens of public health and science experts and former officials from the Biden, Trump, Obama, and Bush Administrations to provide business leaders with clear and actionable measures they can adopt to keep their workers, customers, and communities safe. We invite other private sector leaders to join this effort to beat the pandemic and restore our national vitality and way of life.

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Responding to the 2020 Winter COVID-19 Surge: What Governors Can Do

Dec 21, 2020

Recommendations for Governors to support them in taking targeted action to prevent unchecked transmission, protect hospitals, and flatten the curve.

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A Call To Action to Defeat COVID-19 and Promote National Recovery and Renewal

Dec 10, 2020

Bipartisan Assembly of Governors Support Call to Action to Defeat COVID-19, issued by the COVID Collaborative. Recommendations Call for Concerted, Cross-State Action.

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Hidden Pain: Children Who Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID-19 and What the Nation Can Do To Help Them

Dec 09, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of children in the United States without parents or other in-home caregivers. COVID Collaborative is working to mobilize government, non-profits, and the private sector to step up and help provide these young people with the supports they need to navigate their grief at this challenging time.

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Education Executive Briefs

Sep 01, 2021

As students return to a third year of disrupted learning, the COVID Collaborative and CRPE, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Allstate Foundation are working together to address unfinished learning and restoring student well-being.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Sports

Aug 26, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Autonomy 5 Conferences are uniting to encourage team vaccinations, students and college sports communities to slow the spread of COVID. They have published an open letter, calling for #COVIDSafeZones on college game days, endorsed by public health experts and former officials from the past 5 presidential administrations. They have also put out a statement on #COVIDSafeZones and game day safety endorsed by the medical directors of the major college sports leagues.

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#COVIDSafeZones: Campuses

Aug 17, 2021

COVID Collaborative has mobilized dozens of public health and science experts and former officials from the Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations to provide leaders of Institutions of Higher Education with clear and actionable measures they can adopt to keep their students, faculty, and communities safe. We invite other IHE leaders to join this effort to beat the pandemic and restore our national vitality and way of life.

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Infection Prevention and Control in Schools

Apr 28, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center, Brown School of Public Health, and New America launched a task force to support schools and districts in implementing CDC guidance and getting students and staff safely back for in-person learning.

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