CommunicateHealth Heads to the Hill for Health Ed

The latest sequestration drama didn’t stop more than 250 health educators from gathering in Washington, D.C. to advocate for health education at the 16th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit. The Summit is hosted by the Coalition for National Health Education Organizations, which represents over 35,000 health education professionals. Two days of training and workshops helped […]

Inspiration and Innovation at UPA Boston’s 11th Annual Usability & User Experience Conference

How can organizations better involve clients in the design process? Are formal written reports the best way to communicate usability test findings? How can we engage new users in mobile and Web-based games for behavior change? These were a few of the questions that were explored at the 2012 UPA Boston Conference. UPA 2012 allowed […]

Gearing Up for UPA Boston

UPA Boston Logo

The regional chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association in Boston – UPA Boston – is hosting its annual Usability and User Experience Conference this Monday, May 7th. We’re excited to attend once again and are busy putting the final touches on our presentation. This conference is a unique opportunity for CommunicateHealth to highlight the intersection […]

Day Two of Innovation at DHCX

Before we give our highlights from Day Two of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, let’s add our voice to the chorus of attendees who were provoked by Sekou Andrews’ performative speech that closed Day One! Deeply touching (and amusing!), it was a superb example of using storytelling to talk about complex problems and solutions — […]

Extreme Digital Health Communication: CommunicateHealth Reports From DHCX

At CommunicateHealth, we believe that digital health communication is an important piece of the health communication puzzle. So we’re excited to bring you a few highlights from sessions at the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, where we’ve been soaking up some of the very latest innovations on the topic. It’s only Day One, and we’ve already […]

Cut Waste, Cultivate Content: On the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste

From an email we received yesterday from WhiteHouse.gov: “There are nearly 2,000 top-level web domains across the Federal Government. While many of these sites provide taxpayers with valuable services and information, this proliferation of separate websites creates unnecessary confusion and inefficiency, wastes taxpayer dollars, and makes it difficult for the public to find important government […]

A Teaspoon or Tablespoon of Prevention?

Liquid medicine bottle

A new study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calls attention to the difficulties parents have giving the proper dose of medication to their child. The study looked at over-the-counter medications that came packaged with a measuring device.  Out of 148 medications included in the study, 146 of them had inconsistencies […]

Introducing Healthy People 2020

I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020

The newest edition of Healthy People, officially released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on December 2nd, sets “ambitious, yet achievable” national public health priorities for the next decade. Healthy People establishes national benchmarks and identifies relevant data sources, allowing health professionals and the government to monitor progress over time. One […]

Push blue button, get medical records.

My HealtheVet Blue Button to download medical records

Many Americans have experienced the hassle of getting their own medical records. The process is complex—calling different phone numbers, signing forms, sending faxes, making photocopies, paying fees—and often deters people from accessing their records at all. That is until now. Thanks to some creative developers and support from the Federal government, users will be able […]

Health in the Palm of Your Hand

17 percent of cell phone users have used their cell phone to look up health or medical information, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. That number may seem low, seeing as apps and smartphones are all the rage, but the key to this statistic is who makes up that […]