(Online) Video Killed the Radio Star

An online video titled "How to Make Health Videos for Internet" starring Doug Doodleman.

If you’re anything like us, dear readers, you still shudder thinking about the awkward videos from 7th grade health class. You remember them: cheesy tales of peer pressure on prom night that left everyone sweaty palmed and wondering how to apply these lessons in real life. Thankfully, videos about health have come a long way […]

It’s a … stock photo site!

Illustration of the Picture Public Health logo (a multi-colored camera shutter with a + in the middle) being carried by a flying stork, as several people cheer from the ground.

If you’ve been with us for a while, dear readers, you’re probably aware of our stock photo woes. Here at We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters, we’re no strangers to wading through hundreds of images that are generic, unsafe, or just plain weird — and we know other health communicators are facing the same challenges. That’s […]

New Metrics for New Ways of Doing Business

New Metrics Conference

This post was written by Caroline Conena.  Last week’s New Metrics ’14 conference presented by Sustainable Brands and MIT Sloan School of Management brought together top innovators in sustainable business. For 3 days, I joined their conversation and can confirm that the sustainability movement has taken off — and there’s no going back. Sustainable businesses focus on […]

Medicine, Yes. Cigarettes, No.

A no smoking sign saying "CVS quits for good"

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. Last week, we joined health professionals in applauding CVS Caremark’s decision to stop selling tobacco products at all CVS/pharmacy locations by October 1, 2014. It is a bold statement by the nation’s largest drugstore chain in overall sales. The decision is motivated by CVS’ plans to become more […]

#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 […]

Making Public Health… Sexy?

Public Health logo

David Tuller, coordinator for public health and journalism at the UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Journalism, points out the need for better public health branding in the wake of the health care reform bill: Beyond ensuring access to insurance, the new legislation incorporates an expansive view of health […]