About us

We’re in business to better lives by designing health information that’s easy to understand and use.

Our story

CommunicateHealth was founded on a shared belief — that everyone deserves clear and simple information about their health. We are a community of writers, designers, social science researchers, web developers, educators, entrepreneurs, and more — all dedicated to improving the way people understand and use information about their health. From publishing the first edition of Health Literacy Online in 2010 to advancing the practice of human-centered design for health, CommunicateHealth has been a leader in clear communication.

It all started in Stacy and Xanthi’s attic. Together with Sandy, they turned their passion into an award-winning company that’s changing the way we think about health information design.


We love our government clients. CommunicateHealth is proud to be recognized as a:

GSA schedule holder

Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

Mission and values

Our mission — to improve lives by designing health information that’s easy to understand and use — is why we do this work. Our core values guide how we work, with our clients and each other.

Lead from where you are

Ask for help early and often

Make others successful

Take ownership

Embrace uncertainty

Challenge the status quo

Seek out diversity of perspective and experience

Put the user’s needs first

Delight clients with the final product

Prioritize health

Corporate kudos

CommunicateHealth is counted as one of the fastest growing, most forward-thinking entrepreneurial companies in America. Fancy.

Best Workplaces (2017)

Entrepreneur Magazine
Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America (2019, 2015)

Fastest Growing Companies — 6 years running

US Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Innovation and Performance Award

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20 Courthouse Sq

Rockville, MD 20850

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