OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Text alerts

Just as with Amber alerts and a severe weather alerts, we need mass communication via text and cellular systems to inform people of key info

Photo of Leah Vinton
0 0

Written by

Honestly, the most compelling, preventative, and helpful info has been from friends that are medical professionals and reading op-eds/articles with info from epidemiologists not at the CDC.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Transitioned a huge event that would have had around 4,000 people at to a virtual Heart Walk, encouraged folks to walk on their own and post to social media. Started working from home and physical isolation on Monday.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Personal conversations

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I think there has been a lot of mixed messaging about what people need to do to prevent the spread and making it sound more urgent and clear cut. Presenting it not as an option but a civic duty. Makes me think of the WWII messaging, make staying home seem patriotic.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Folks that get their info from cable news I fear are getting a lot of opinion mixed w facts or distorted facts. 

What is your current profession?

Nonprofit fundraiser

In what city are you located?

Augusta GA

In what country are you located?



Join the conversation: