Information is critical in a public health crisis and often, the messenger is as important as the message itself. Messages are far more effective when they are delivered by trusted sources. During the current pandemic and economic crisis, information and guidance change rapidly, making the existence of a network of trusted messengers even more important.
To support messaging about COVID-19, the Connecticut Health Foundation provided $126,000 in grants to 13 organizations focused on serving people of color. The funding is intended to support each organization in delivering information as well as serving as a resource to answer questions and refer people to appropriate resources as needed.