True Story of a CommunicateHealth Intern

Kelsey in a meeting at CommunicateHealth

In October of 2012, I heard about CommunicateHealth. Interested in learning more about CH, I reached out to Blythe, a Senior Health Writer on staff. I was a junior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. A double major in Public Health and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, I was learning about health disparities that affect my […]

Show Don’t Tell

Image of body maps to show emotions

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  If someone is seeking mental health treatment, could it be more helpful to ask where it hurts than to ask how the person is feeling? According to new research on emotions, it might be. A group of researcher asked study participants to show them where they […]

2013 NC SOPHE Conference

Logo for North Carolina Society for Public Health Education

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the 2013 North Carolina Society of Public Health Education (NC SOPHE) Conference. North Carolina is full of passionate public health educators. The conference was a wonderful opportunity to gather everyone under one roof and share recent […]

The Health Literacy Gap

Cover of 2013 WHO Health Literacy Report

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  A 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) report on health literacy [PDF] highlights the “health decision-making paradox:” People are increasingly challenged to manage their personal and family’s health, but are not being prepared or supported in addressing these tasks. The WHO notes that education systems too often fail […]

The Government Shutdown Is Tiresome — So Let’s Celebrate Universal Healthcare!

Image of the HealthCare.gov marketplace sign up process: create an account, apply, pick a plan, enroll

This post was written by our Public Health Intern, Cassidy Hayes. Unless you’re intentionally avoiding the media (which, in all honesty, seems like an okay idea these days), you know the big news story is the government shutdown. But something else important happened last week — something that, ironically enough, was essentially responsible for the […]

#inspirehealth: CommunicateHealth at NCHCMM 2013 Part 1

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. Last week we traveled to Atlanta to attend and present at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media (NCHCMM). It was 3 days of invigorating talks that made us proud to be health communicators. Presentation topics ranged from case studies on recent government health campaigns to […]