CommunicateHealth Comes Out!

  This month, CommunicateHealth is the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) “Member in the Spotlight.” (In case you were wondering: Yes, I am third-party certified as a lesbian.) In addition to certifying LGBT businesses like CommunicateHealth, the folks at NGLCC do a terrific job advocating for greater economic opportunity for LGBT-owned and […]

Universal Precautions: Prescription Label Changes

Pharmacist filling a prescription bottle

Prescription labels can be a major source of confusion for the 48% of Americans taking prescription medications every month. That’s why we would like to applaud the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) for proposing new standards for all prescription labels in the U.S. The standards draw heavily from best practices in health literacy and user-centered design. Currently, […]

Plain Writing – required by law!

On Monday, September 27th, the US Senate took an important step toward ensuring that government publications, forms, and documents are written in a way that everyone can understand by passing the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The Plain Writing Act requires the federal government to write new publications, forms, and publicly distributed documents in a […]

Building a Better Pill Bottle

GlowCap pill bottle

In a fascinating blog post on, David Rose talks about how packaging can influence health behavior. He gives us a few examples, like the circular bubble pack dispenser introduced in the 1960s to help women remember to take their birth control pills. Or toothbrush bristles that change colors when it’s time for a new […]