CommunicateHealth President Is “40 under Forty!”

Stacy Robison holding a white board that says "health!"

Another big kudos to our president and co-founder Stacy Robison for her recognition this year as one of the top 40 young professionals in Western Massachusetts. Each year, BusinessWest honors outstanding young business, civic, and non-profit leaders with the “40 under Forty” title. Working at various health agencies, Stacy saw the need for clearer health […]

CommunicateHealth Receives the 2013 USWCC Innovation & Performance Award


CommunicateHealth has caught the eye of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) for the second year in a row. USWCC honors the contributions and accomplishments of extraordinary women-owned small business contractors in the United States. In 2012, CommunicateHealth was thrilled to receive the Emerging Star Award; this year, we’re equally excited to report that […]

How a CommunicateHealth Project Is Like One of Shakespeare’s Plays

doodle of Shakespeare in CH tee

We did some audio recording at CommunicateHealth last night for a video installation we’re creating to demonstrate the challenges consumers face around understanding environmental health information. My job was to recruit actors to do the voice over work for the video. (In addition to being CommunicateHealth’s Office Manager, I’m also an actor.) In the course […]

House of Cards — A Data-Driven Experience

This post was written by Mary Ann Petti, MPH, CHES. When one of the CommunicateHealth co-founders told us she watched an entire TV series in one weekend, we knew it had to be good. You see, as the head of a growing company, Stacy rarely has extra time for TV — perhaps an occasional West […]

DHCX — A True Extravaganza

This post was written by Mary Ann Petti, MPH, CHES. We’re back from this year’s Digital Health Communication Extravaganza (DHCX) in sunny Florida and we’re feeling excited, inspired, and ready to use what we’ve learned! DHCX is a great place for CommunicateHealth to mix and mingle — in person and on Twitter — with the […]

What’s hot in 2013: Our predictions

Smartphone with person entering their blood pressure data

Like many, the start of a new calendar has got us thinking: what will the big trends in health communication be this year? We have a few predictions to share — inspired by the “5 New Niches That Are Heating Up Fast” in the December/January issue of Inc. magazine. Personalized health tracking apps will be […]

Results from Our First Health Literacy Hackathon

  This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Huddled around tables in the Team-Based Learning Center at the UMass Amherst Library this weekend, four Hampshire College students quickly coded a new website. At the next table, a group discussed LED lights for an invention. And across the room, people researched the nutritional value […]

CommunicateHealth to Host First-Ever Health Literacy Hackathon!

This post was written by Mary Ann Petti, MPH, CHES. On October 13 and 14, the inaugural CommunicateHealth Health Literacy Hackathon will challenge participants to create a technology-driven tool to improve how people understand and use health information. It could be an app, a website, an interactive online tool, a media campaign, or something else! Inspiration […]