Bringing Diversity to the Health Tech Ecosystem

  The following is a guest post by Dr. Ivor Horn. Ivor is a physician, thought leader and health services researcher with a passion for technology, health innovation and the underserved. Learn more about her on her website. While we have made great strides over the last decade, minority communities are still disproportionately affected by health disparities […]

Covering the Clinton Global Initiative

Guest post by Ana Tellez, a Senior Health Writer at CommunicateHealth. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Communication & Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College where she is researching the intersection of technology design and health literacy. Greetings, Pulse + Signalers! This week the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is hosting its annual meeting in […]

Gearing up for Health Literacy Month: Q&A with Helen Osborne

October is right around the corner, bringing with it cooler weather, autumn leaves (at least here in New England!) and Health Literacy Month. Fifteen years ago, Health Literacy was a topic still under the radar. Today, we have conferences and courses, a growing body of literature and professional roles dedicated to the subject. Much of […]

Stayin’ Alive: American Heart Association’s New CPR Campaign

For those of you who ever thought taking the steps to save someone’s life during a cardiac arrest event, the American Heart Association (disclosure: my employer) wants to make it easy AND entertaining to remember. If you’re a fan of The Hangover movies – entertaining is just the word to accompany this video starring Ken […]

New Face of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: MyPlate

Guest post from Silje Lier, MPH of Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS). More info on Silje after the post – The Department of Agriculture was the source of many tweets and mobile videos last Thursday as we waited in anticipation for First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Surgeon General Regina […]