Valley Fever Awareness and Outreach Toolkit
About this Toolkit
This toolkit was developed for local health departments and other local health partners in California to use in their planning and outreach efforts to raise awareness about Valley fever. Digital resources in this toolkit can be downloaded and shared with community-based organizations, other local partners, and members of the public.
Why is Valley fever awareness important?
The number of reported Valley fever cases in California has greatly increased in recent years. Valley fever can be serious for some people, and symptoms can last weeks or months, causing people to miss work, school, or activities they enjoy. Because Valley fever can be serious, it is important that people become more aware of this disease, especially those in communities where Valley fever is common and in groups at risk for severe disease.
The California Department of Public Health has developed resources to equip local agencies with key messaging to help expand Valley fever awareness and educate communities about symptoms, groups at risk, and potential disease outcomes for Valley fever. These resources include tips on how to engage local partners and incorporate Valley fever information into outreach activities and conversations with community partners.