Education and Prevention Campaign

Every member of the community plays an important role in campus-wide prevention initiatives to support adoption of public health practices.

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.

Together with students, faculty and staff, the University has launched the Brown Takes Care public health campaign as an inclusive and iterative effort that directly engages members of the Brown community as storytellers and influencers to promote the health practices that are essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together social media, video, web communications, training modules, community activities, student activity kits, signage and more, as well as a range of flexible templates and digital assets that Brown community members can use to bring the campaign to their cultural and identity groups, schools and departments, student organizations and sports teams, and social groups.

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

Given the complexities of maintaining health in the residential student population, students are important participants in the implementation of the public health education efforts as interns (through the President’s Office), peer health educators (more than 100 in Health Promotion), collaboration with Residential Peer Leaders (RPLs) and Orientation student leaders, as well as outreach to the various student government bodies.

Last updated August 27, 2020. 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.