Reinventing the Health Brochure

Picture of oksbo brochures developed by Marcella

This post was written by Marcella Felde, a CommunicateHealth friend and fellow advocate for health + design. Marcella is currently a Managing Editor at Oksbo and working at the Maranyundo Girls School in Rwanda. At a health clinic, in Save, Rwanda, I sat with Sister Catherine, an A4 sheet of paper, and a folding bone. […]

#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 […]

Design Thinking

Design thinking puts an emphasis on empathy (which is why we love it so much!). When you start with empathy, you can gain insight to your user’s world. This unveils potential usability or design problems and lets you create a product with a great user experience. Design thinking is a problem-solving methodology for human-centered innovations, […]

Googling for Health

An image of a search bar with the question "do I have the flu?"

Our friends at the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a new study this week pointing to the increasing role of the web in medical diagnoses. 1 in 3 American adults is an “online diagnoser” — are you? 35% of U.S. adults say that at one time or another they have gone online specifically […]

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 […]