Education and Prevention Campaign

Every member of the Brown community plays an important role in promoting campus-wide prevention initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential to the healthy daily life of any community, and especially to a campus community with thousands of students and employees, is the presence of robust and effective prevention and public health education efforts.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the University continues to partner with students, faculty and staff to carry out a successful education and prevention campaign known as Brown Takes Care.

The campaign uses a variety of tools and communication channels — including social media, video, digital ads, community activities and a range of physical and digital signage — to promote healthy behaviors and vaccination and share important information with the campus community.

Campus-Wide Effort

The Brown Takes Care initiative is aligned and integrated with a holistic education and prevention effort across the University that encompasses: 

Given the complexities of maintaining health in the residential student population, students are important participants in the implementation of public health education efforts. Students have played a key role in the Brown Takes Care initiative throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as interns (through the President’s Office), peer health educators, Residential Peer Leaders, Orientation student leaders and members of student government.


Last updated August 11, 2021. Information on this page may be updated as the University’s planning evolves and/or public health guidance prompts a shift in Brown’s operations and protocols.