We must all act to keep masks in healthcare. Here are some resources you can use -we will add more as we develop them.
Take action: write your governor and tell them we need masks in healthcare. Follow up with a phone call.
Take action: write healthcare CEOs and CMOs and tell them to make masks the new infection control standard
Read: This piece Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology from February 2023, “Back to the future: Redefining ‘Universal Precautions’ to include masking for all patient encounters.” It argues that Universal Masking should become the New Infection Control Standard for Healthcare.
Share Social Media Graphics: Here are some graphics we have come up with, feel free to share them on any and all social medias to raise awareness.
Create a Call-in Campaign: Call your hospital’s patient advocate line and ADA office. Ask them to announce they will make Universal Masking Their New Infection Control Standard. Organize a phone bank and tell your friends to call as well. Create a state-wide directory of hospital patient advocate lines and publicize it. Use this call-in toolkit example from Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity as a template.