Using Fact Sheets Effectively
- Consider customizing these fact sheets when templates are available so that the images used reflect your target communities.
- Print and distribute fact sheets through various community locations and trusted organizations working with RIM communities. Some ideas include faith-based organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), youth groups, consulates and K-12 schools. Ask employers to put them in break rooms. You can also try libraries, community centers, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, laundromats and other high-traffic places.
- Share them on social media or on text-based apps like WhatsApp by taking a screenshot or converting the PDF to an image. Consider copy/pasting some of the statements from the fact sheet as your caption.
- Give a presentation using the information found on the long fact sheet. You can copy/paste information into a PowerPoint or use it as your presentation script.
The process for creating these graphics included vigorous content validation of the text for accuracy, cultural appropriateness, and relevance in addition to extensive content validation--based on multiple sources of input--of the images to ensure they were well suited for the respective communities.
Download the Master List of #DontMissOut graphics here.
Bilingual and bicultural members of RIM communities informed the content of the flyers, which were translated by professional translators. RIM community members then led a rigorous content validation process to ensure translations were accurate and culturally appropriate.
Facts about vaccines being halal, not containing animal products, and not changing DNA are all available in the languages of communities for whom these topics are particularly relevant. Download these social media assets in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Rohingya, Somali and Urdu. Audio files of the facts are available in Pashto and Rohingya.