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 […]

Gearing Up for UPA Boston

UPA Boston Logo

The regional chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association in Boston – UPA Boston – is hosting its annual Usability and User Experience Conference this Monday, May 7th. We’re excited to attend once again and are busy putting the final touches on our presentation. This conference is a unique opportunity for CommunicateHealth to highlight the intersection […]

Information Overload

Silhouette of human brain

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Whether we’re buying a new TV or choosing an allergy medication, consumers need decision-making support.  In fact, decision theory, just like popular theories of behavior change, is a key consideration in marketing everything from cars to healthy behaviors (like physical activity or flu shots). Thanks to […]

Doctor vs. Computer

Doctor sitting at a computer

This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens.  Dr. Danille Ofri writes about her experience using electronic medical records for the New York Times. After reading her story, we couldn’t help but think how the small investments in user-centered design research would have big payoffs in healthcare quality, and would improve the experience of […]

Introducing Healthy People 2020

I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020

The newest edition of Healthy People, officially released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on December 2nd, sets “ambitious, yet achievable” national public health priorities for the next decade. Healthy People establishes national benchmarks and identifies relevant data sources, allowing health professionals and the government to monitor progress over time. One […]

Stacy Robison from CommunicateHealth interviewed on Health Literacy Out Loud

CommunicateHealth co-founder Stacy Robison was recently featured on Health Literacy Out Loud, a podcast series produced by health literacy advocate Helen Osborne. Stacy chats with Helen about CommunicateHealth’s work developing the Quick Guide to Healthy Living, part of the award-winning healthfinder.gov Web site from the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In the […]