This article posits that visual communication offers a creative and practical medium to bridge critical health literacy gaps, empowers diverse patient communities through evidence-based information, and facilitates public health advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A major challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic has been disseminating useful, accurate public health information. Critical health literacy gaps further threaten the equity of information access among vulnerable populations. Using infographics can be effective for disseminating health information. Using a combination of words and simple images in a unified model enhances learning and message retention. The authors created a one-page infographic to educate the public about COVID-19. Because of its effectiveness, there has been interest from multiple countries and therefore, it has been translated into 20 languages. Combining medical expertise and creative communication has been shown to be effective at educating people about COVID-19. It is recommended that visual communication be included in information dissemination strategies about COVID-19.