Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Logo for Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Have you ever wished you could spend 2 whole days learning about plain language, health literacy, and design principles? (It’s been our dream since childhood, obviously.) If that sounds like you, please join us for Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop on March 16–17, 2017 in Boston, MA. The workshop is co-sponsored by […]

Listen Up!

It’s not exactly news that it’s hard to be a woman in a male-dominated workplace. Women’s opinions and ideas can go unheard in meetings and other professional contexts — and often, even well-meaning men just don’t notice. An article that recently caught our eye in New York Magazine’s The Cut shares how one group of women […]

Choose “Something”

Like so many around the world, those of us at CommunicateHealth send our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the victims in Orlando. We honor those they lost. We stand with our sisters and brothers of the LGBT community who gathered last weekend in the type of space that has come to represent safety […]

Writing About Zika Virus

Illustration of a TV screen playing "The Daily Panic" with a newscaster saying "Top scienticians suggest: Do not EVER get pregnant. EVER! For serious you guys." with a caption reading "Zikaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!"

Since January, Zika virus has generated frenzied headlines, public health controversy, wild conspiracy theories, and a lot of anxiety — especially for women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant. And as summer arrives in the United States (and backyards once again fill up with mosquitoes), public interest is bound to intensify.  Emerging health threats […]

Are you ready to shape the future of health communication?

The Society for Health Communication logo

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  It’s official: The Society for Health Communication has launched! The Society is the first professional, member-driven organization to bring together health communication practitioners, students, and scholars from diverse backgrounds — including government, industry, nonprofits, and academia. Maybe even YOU. The Society will serve as a place for all […]

Marriage Equality & LGBT Health: What’s Next?

The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide is huge — and it’s been a long time coming. Amidst the celebrations, we’re also taking this opportunity to think about the work that remains to be done on a variety of LGBT issues. Here at CH, we’re always looking for connections to health, and the […]

Love Reigns Supreme

Supreme Court

It was a pretty good week to be an American. The Supreme Court made two rulings — one upholding a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act and one establishing that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. I don’t need to tell you why these decisions are important. And unfortunately (in my mind, anyway) […]

There’s a gap. Let’s fill it.

Stacy Robison and Xanthi Scrimgeour

We’re very excited to share an interview with CommunicateHealth president Stacy Robison currently featured in Business West, the premier business news journal of Western Massachusetts. The interview focuses on Stacy’s thoughts on the significant gap between consumers’ ability to understand health information and how effectively professionals are communicating it. Closing this gap, of course, is […]

Self-Care: Balancing Motivation with Skill

Evolving understanding of self-care among individuals

This post was written by Luke Menard.  Proactively engaging in self-care is one of the most important aspects of promoting and improving one’s overall health. Self-care can range from planning a diet or exercise routine to tracking weight or blood pressure over time. Ipsos (a global market research company) — along with the National Council […]