A Toolkit to Help Stop the Spread

COVID-19 has rapidly sparked one of the largest behavior change campaigns in history, one on which countless lives (and economies) globally, depend. Governments all over the world are reacting and increasingly trying to find solutions to achieve population level behavioural compliance with a range of behaviours including “hand hygiene”, “respiratory etiquette”, “lockdown” and “social distancing”.

People need to comply with vital changes to their everyday lives. However, to do so, it seems governments need to do more than provide information, statistics and coercion through regulation.

There are well established arguments that public health campaigns rely heavily on treating all people as the same using education (show me) and law (make me) while overlooking one of the most effective ways to achieving change – marketing (help me).

Last modified: July 21, 2020

Language: English