As the only hospital system in the area dedicated solely to the health and well-being of kids, Children’s Wisconsin has a unique role to play when it comes to educating the public about COVID-19. While the virus itself doesn’t affect kids as severely as adults, the pandemic has impacted kids and families in untold ways. To help, Children’s Wisconsin is producing a great deal of family-friendly content for its NewsHub blog.
In March 2020, Children’s Wisconsin published its first blog post on COVID-19: “Coronavirus: What you need to know as a parent.” Since then, Children’s Wisconsin has published more than 35 COVID-19 related blog posts to help families stay safe and informed during the pandemic. Topics have ranged from how to make a homemade mask, staying busy during quarantine and how to celebrate Halloween safely to how COVID-19 might affect pregnant women, addressing the mental health challenges of isolation and FAQs about the vaccine.
All these blog posts were posted and promoted on the Children’s Wisconsin social media channels where they reached hundreds of thousands of people across the state.
Posts can be accessed by clicking on the COVID-19 section of the NewsHub at https://childrenswi.org/newshub/stories?category=COVID-19