What we can do to prevent stigma
- Rely on and share trusted sources of information.
- Speak up if you hear, see, or read stigmatizing or harassing comments or misinformation.
- Show compassion and support for individuals and communities more closely impacted.
- Avoid stigmatizing people who are in quarantine. They are making the right choice for their communities.
- Do not make assumptions about someone’s health status based on their ethnicity, race or national origin.
(source: Washington State Department of Health)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Reducing Stigma
- United Nations Development Program - Stigma and Discrimination can be Deadly
- Voices of Youth - Your Voices Against Stigma and Discrimination
- National Association of School Psychologists - Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
- Website includes link to download report called “Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States.” - NAACP 10 Impacts of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak on Communities of Color
- Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers - National Association of School Psychologists
- Website for reporting incidents of coronavirus-related hate, racism, and discrimination towards Asians and Asian Americans. Reporting form available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese. - Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
- Practical steps individuals can take to speak up against racism during the coronavirus pandemic. - Teaching Tolerance
- When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus - National Public Radio
Contact for Stigma and discrimination prevention
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