The dissemination of quality, timely and understandable information is key in slowing down transmission and avoiding overburdening the healthcare system. We have been supporting dissemination of evidence-based messaging on COVID-19 by trusted sources (e.g. WHO, national public health agencies, research institutions) mainly via Twitter.

To further IUHPE contribution to this collective effort, we are compiling a list of resources from key sources, IUHPE institutional members, Global Working Groups and Networks, academic publishers as well as collections of resources. We will be updating this page as new resources are created, or we learn about them.

We are open to receiving suggestions to add to this list – especially if they have a health promotion approach – just click on this form and let IUHPE know about them!





Main resource WHO site:

Knowledge Action Portal:

Rapid assessment of service delivery for NCDs during the COVID-19 pandemic:


WHO Regional

WHO Africa:

WHO Europe:



COVID-19 guidance and the latest research in the Americas




Understanding the Infodemic and Misinformation in the fight against COVID-19:

Promoting health equity, gender and ethnic equality, and human rights in COVID-­19 responses: Key considerations




Eastern Mediterranean:

Western Pacific:

South-East Asia (no dedicated page)


European Commission:






Contribution of IUHPE and IUHPE Global Working Groups


Renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des individus et des communautés en contexte de pandémie : le rôle clé du sentiment de cohérence, une publication endossée par l'UIPES et le RÉFIPS, et soutenue par le Groupe de travail mondial de l’UIPES sur la salutogénèse.
English version also available - Strengthening the adaptive capacities of individuals and communities in times of pandemic: the key role of the sense of coherence.


Prise de position conjointe RÉFIPS/UIPES: La promotion de la santé en temps de crise.
The document is also available in English and Spanish.  


IUHPE Position Statement on COVID-19 response for the Seventy-third World Health Assembly, 18-19 May 2020 


EUPHA-HEALTH PROMOTION, IUHPE and UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education

A Health Promotion Focus on COVID-19. Keep the Trojan horse out of our health systems:
Promote health for ALL in times of crisis and beyond! 






IUHPE Latin America Region (ORLA)

Cidades Latino-americanas e o desafio de integrar políticas públicas em situação pós pandemia: 


GWG on Social Determinants of Health

COVID-19: Blending social determinants of health and intensifying existing health inequities:  





Covid-19 and undocumented workers in the Australian horticulture industry:  

Joanna Howe and Ankur Singh (Chair of the GWG on SDOH).


GWG on Health Literacy


Short Summary Report. Corona-specific Health Literacy in Germany. Second survey of the
HLS-COVID-19 trend study: 

Orkan Okan, Torsten Michael Bollweg, Ullrich Bauer, Klaus Hurrelmann, Christina Janner, Doris Schaeffer, Bielefeld University, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research


COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed:

Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University, Kristine Sørensen, Freiburg University, Melanie Messer, APOLLON University of Applied Sciences


COVID19 Infodemic – A Tsunami of Health Literacy Issues: 
Evelyn McElhinney (@evmcelhinney), Glasgow Caldedonian University


GWG on Health Impact Assessment

Can coronavirus spread through food? Can anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen make it worse? Coronavirus claims checked by experts:

Ben Harris-Roxas, South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH)
Part of the UNSW Sydney Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity


Information from IUHPE Institutional Members


Répercussions de la pandémie de coronavirus sur la santé de la population en termes de vulnérabilité et de ressources Sélection de résultats de recherches de 2020 pour la Suisse: 

Promotion Santé Suisse


Santé publique France (in French) :

Infection au nouveau Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19, France et Monde


Public Health Agency of Canada

In English:

In French:


Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA - Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung) (in German):


Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) : 


Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec (in French) :

INSPQ - Institut national de santé publique du Québec 


dors. Centro Regionale di Documentazione per la Promozionne della Salute (in Italian) :        


École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (in French):


Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ENSP-UNL) (in Portuguese):


Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand - tool for families:


Voluntary Health Association of India: A summary of the Report COVID-19 Global and National Response


Suggestions by IUHPE members

From Shu-Ti Chiou, IUHPE Executive Board/ Health and Sustainable Development Foundation:

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan. Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing
C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD; Chun Y. Ng, MBA, MPH; Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD

JAMA. Published online March 3, 2020. 

EPI-WIN: WHO information network for epidemics:


From Frederico Peres, IUHPE GWG on Health Literacy/ The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation:

Recommendations on breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic The Brazilian Human Milk Banks Network/The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health:


Short videos on different topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on prevention and public awareness, Brazilian Ministry of Health: 


From Georg Bauer, Chair of IUHPE GWG on Salutogenesis/ Center of Salutogenesis, University of Zurich:

Community engagement for public health events caused by communicable disease threats in the EU/EEA, ECDC: 


From Health Promotion Research Center - HPRC, National University of Ireland Galway, IUHPE Institutional member, WHO Collaborative Center: 

Rights in the time of COVID-19 — Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public health agencies/institutes




European Center for Disease Prevention and Control:

Main page:

Micro learning:










EpiCentro Istituto Superiore di Sanità


HSE-Health Service Executive Ireland (COVID 19 translated resources): 


Public Health Ontario

Synopsis of Key Articles – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 

Daily Scan of Public Health Organizations:


psychosocial and mental health impact/ Health promotion/ Health equity


Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review. The Pandemic, Socioeconomic and Health Inequalities in England. Executive Summary:  


CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit. Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being: 


McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) - Learning from COVID. Perspectives on Health and Social Policy – COVID and Beyond:  


Vital Strategies - COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub: 



Mental health considerations:

Addressing human rights as key to the COVID-19: response: 



Strengthening and adjusting public health measures throughout the COVID-19 transition phases. Policy considerations for the WHO European Region: 


UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education - list of resources: 


World Federation for Mental Health:


Canadian Mental Health Association


HSE-Health Service Executive Ireland


Psycom - Épidémie et confinement : ressources utiles pour notre santé mentale


Réseau Qualaxia - COVID-19 et santé mentale:  


IFRC, UNICEF and WHO - Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools: 


Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec - Self-Care Guide - COVID-19: 




Société Française de Santé PubliqueAlimention, activité physique : les bons réflexes en période de confinement: 


National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health - Equity-informed responses to COVID-19:

In French:

In English:

Conversation series: Health equity, determinants of health and COVID-19: 


Naître et grandir (Covid19) - ressources en lien avec la famille et les enfants:


University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics - COVID-19 kids research evidence update: 


Cultures&Santé - L'épidémie Covid-19 sous le prisme de l'équité: 


IRESP-ARA - Inégalités sociales de santé au temps du coronavirus : constats et pistes d'actions en promotion de la santé: 


American Public Health Association - COVID-19 and Equity:


Emory University - COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard


Young Scot - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info for Young People


Fabrique Territoires Santé et Elus, Santé Publique & Territoires:

Tribune "Covid-19 et lutte contre les inégalités":

[COVID-19] Les prises de position:


Fédération nationale d’éducation et de promotion de la santé (Fnes) - Tribune « Épidémie, crise sanitaire et COVID-19 : le pouvoir d’agir de la promotion de la santé» 


Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres - COVID-19 en la vida de las mujeres. Razones para reconocer los impactos diferenciados:


National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health


Van den Broucke, S.(2020). Editorial: Why health promotion matters to the COVID-19 pandemic, and vice versa. Health Promotion International. daaa042, 


Abel,T. & McQueen, D. (2020). Letter to the Editor: Critical health literacy and the COVID-19 crisis. Health Promotion International. daaa040, 


Smith, J. A. & Judd, J. (2020). Editorial: COVID-19: Vulnerability and the power of privilege in a pandemic. Health Promot J Austral. 2020;00:1–3.  


Paakkari, L. & Okan, O. (2020), Comment: COVID-19: health literacy is an underestimated problem,
The Lancet Public Health, April 14. 


Holmes, E. et al. (2020). Position paper: Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health science. The Lancet Psychiatry. April 15, 2020. 


Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), Pedagogy in Health Promotion - Curated Special Collection: Online Teaching for the Health Promotion Workforce: 


Education, health literacy and COVID-19, by Ian Warwick, Centre for Education and International Development (CEID), UCL Institute of Education:  


Sunshine Behavioral Health - Telehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic:  


Academic Publishers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research:

The Social And Behavioral Response To Coronavirus​:

Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics:

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. A new virus and associated respiratory disease:

COVID-19 Resource Centre:

Free access to new Public Health journals:

Revista Gaceta Sanitaria - Ciclo de Webinars sobre COVID19 en iberoamérica: 

Nature - COVID-19 Research in Brief: December, 2019 to June, 2020:




World Health Summit - COVID-19 Platform: 
The latest scientific insights on the coronavirus by World Health Summit's academic network, the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. It is an international association of 28 excellent universities, research institutions in 19 countries, and the medical branches of national academies of science in 130 countries.


Portal regional de la BVS. Información y conocimiento para la salud - Enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19):

La Biblioteca Virtual de Salud (BVS) se estableció en 1998 cómo modelo, estrategia y plataforma operacional de cooperación técnica de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) para gestión de la información y conocimiento en salud en la Región del América Latina y el Caribe (AL&C).


COVID-19 Resources for Members and Global Public Health Professionals:

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes created a list of publicly available resources, links and documents related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, as well as a list of publicly available web pages and documents detailing responses of our member organizations. Resources are primarily in English.


Coronavirus in discussion now by HIFA's global health professionals:

HIFA's global health professionals are discussing coronavirus (COVID-19) now. Below are the latest messages on our HIFA-English discussion forum.

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a global social movement to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries. It has more than 19,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers...) committed to the progressive realisation of a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.


Portail de la veille sur le nouveau coronavirus, 2019-nCoV de la bibliothèque de l’Université de Montréal :


Veille informationnelle psychosociale du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL):


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Libraries


WFSJ Briefing COVID-19:

This site was set up by the World Federation of Science Journalists to provide a hub of scientific information about the COVID-19 crisis for our global community of science journalists, and to share best practice on covering this type of subject. The site is entirely curated by science journalists and, in this era of fake news, is intended to show only the most trustworthy information.


Cochrane Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures:

It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions referenced in the WHO interim guidance for the 2019 coronavirus outbreak (28 January 2020), as well as other potentially relevant reviews from three Cochrane Networks:  Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems; Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory; and Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care.

Cochrane is an independent global network of over 38,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others.


Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19:

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, together with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, jointly established the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) programme, with the support of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and Alibaba Health, to help combat the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This platform was established to facilitate continued communication and collaboration across borders, as well as to provide the necessary computing capabilities and data intelligence to empower pivotal research efforts. The platform can provide frontline medical teams with the necessary communication channels to share practical experience and information about fighting the pandemic.


Novo Coronavírus Covid-19 | Fiocruz

Compilation by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of articles, health and epidemiological information and education resources in English, Portuguese and other languages.

A plataforma, uma iniciativa da Coordenação de Informação e Comunicação (CINCO) da VPEIC/Fiocruz, tem na sua essência, o conceito de “conectar para apoiar” - com uma base técnico-científica, apoiar fortemente a pesquisa científica e o processo de tomada de decisões para a adoção de medidas mitigadoras e/ou eliminar dos impactos da pandemia sobre o novo coronavírus.


COVID-19 Outbreak. Research Knowledge Hub 

This Global Health Network pop-up space for 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (formerly 2019-nCoV) supports evidence generation by pooling protocols, tools, guidance, templates, and research standards generated by researchers and networks working on the response to this outbreak. Findings from previous outbreaks, largely obtained during MERS and SARS, are also available. 


Protect yourself and others from coronavirus – #KnowCOVID

Vital Strategies and their Prevent Epidemics initiative have established the #KnowCOVID web page and hashtag to offer clear, credible and current information on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through materials on this page and through their social media channels.


The Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center: 
The Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center is home to practical guidance and tools to support cities in four technical areas: Surveillance and Epidemiology, Communications, Public Health and Social Measures, and Legal and Ethical Considerations.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources
from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: 


Resources for Response to COVID-19:
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) has compiled some of the latest resources and guidelines from various government and nongovernmental organizations to help school leaders and educators to plan, prepare and respond appropriately to COVID–19.

World Cancer Research Fund - Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources:
Browse resources to help you keep active, eat well and look after your wellbeing if you're self-isolating and staying at home

Lista de perfiles Twitter oficiales de salud pública-coronavirus por CC.AA.


Escola Andaluza de Salud Pública - Comprender el COVID-19 desde una perspectiva de salud pública:  


PubMed Articles - COVID literature 

First selection by Sachin J. Shah, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco, being updated with the contribution of other experts.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources relevant to NCDs

A collection by NCD Alliance of resources and tools.


COVID-19 Primer:  
COVID-19 Primer summarizes research trends as well as the news coverage and social media discussion on scientific research about the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It employs natural language processing and generation to read and analyze research papers, bubble up trending concepts and discussions, as well as write the summaries.


The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - COVID-19 Data Portal:  


COVID-19 Resources

This is a draft collection containing databases (which includes knowledgebases and repositories) and standards that are responding to or appropriate for use in the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Evidence Synthesis Resources

List of resources that include information on databases, protocols and publishing, searching and maps.


COVID-19 presse pro

Gestionnaires d'établissement, personnel médical, soignants... : les médias santé s'unissent pour vous livrer toute l'information dont vous avez besoin.


What We Know So Far About… Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 

“What We Know So Far” documents prepared by Public Health Ontario are intended to provide a rapid review of the evidence related to a specific aspect or emerging issue related to COVID-19.


A tracker of trackers: COVID-19 policy responses and data: 
This collection covers cross-country research in the areas of non-pharmaceutical interventions, economic and social policy responses, public attitudes, politics and media coverage.


Center for Science in the Public Interest - COVID-19 Evidence hub: 
Aggregates international databases related to evidence on COVID-19 based on three content categories that the underlying websites may contain: a study database (i.e., a listing of ongoing and completed studies), a study results database (i.e., results from completed studies), results appraisals (critical reviews of study results), or some combination of these.




Last update: 15 February 2021