Healthcare Communications

Gilead Sciences Outlines Pricing Process for Treatment in Statement

June 29th, 2020 by

While the announcement of an effective drug treatment available worldwide for those suffering from the cryptic virus should be something to celebrate, delving into an explanation about pricing for a possibly life-saving drug may cause some reader’s stomachs to churn. Gilead’s statement attempts to strike a delicate balance, focusing on the importance of the treatment while justifying its value. 

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How LeBron James Might Involve Brands in the Voter Suppression Battle

June 23rd, 2020 by

Many brands have said they support #BlackLivesMatter. Some have taken direct action to back up their words. It is possible LeBron James may ask them to support the effort to register black voters and fight voter suppression, a source of structural racism, James says.

We Need PR Pros to Help a Confused Public on Coronavirus

June 16th, 2020 by

Confusion over coronavirus continues. Are things getting better or worse? Is the glass half full or half empty? It depends on whom you listen to? Cases are rising in 18 states. They’re declining in 22 states. Is the rise in testing the reason for increases in cases? Can someone without a political agenda tell us? Please.

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WHO Said What? Confusion Erupts Over Virus Transmission

June 9th, 2020 by

While it didn’t make a splash, there was coronavirus news yesterday. In truth, WHO made a bit of a mess with its press briefing. Things got so bad, it had to clarify some of what it said Monday during a briefing Tuesday. In PR terms, it was a headache.

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PRSA Chief: Always Communicate Compassion and Civility

June 9th, 2020 by

In a wide-ranging interview, PRSA chair T. Garland Stansell argues that diversity and inclusion should be year-round concerns for communicators. In addition, he believes PR pros have a vital role to play in combatting the scourge of misinformation about coronavirus treatments. “People are looking for direction and leadership, and it is our job to be truthful, transparent, and trustworthy,” he says.

Mental Health Month Messaging Goals Come to COVID Forefront

May 27th, 2020 by

In a way, the pandemic brings the stigma of mental illness to the forefront, making Mental Health Month more important than ever before. The communications tactics for the month may have pivoted to meld with the ongoing COVID crisis. If anything, the message may be clearer than ever that mental health needs to be a priority. 

Communications to Play Large Role in Restaurants Reopening

May 20th, 2020 by

With all 50 states reopening in some fashion today, many people are wondering when it will be safe to eat out again. In this first of a series about reopening various industries, we examine the role communications will play. In the case of reopening restaurants and other eateries, communication will be key.

How Moderna Communicated Its Hopeful Vaccine News

May 19th, 2020 by

Did you ever wonder how a biotech company communicates its news? The answer is like everyone else, more or less. Often its press releases are unreadable to the general public. Moderna’s news release about its potential coronavirus vaccine actually wasn’t too difficult to understand.

Are You Confused Yet? U.S. Reopening Could Use PR Lessons

May 15th, 2020 by

Reopening the country is too important to have it infused with politics. Unfortunately, important guidelines for reopening apparently are politically loaded, which could result in sickness and death. It’s time for clear communication to come from a central source.

Hearing Shows Dr. Fauci is a PR Pro and a Scientist

May 12th, 2020 by

The early portion of this morning’s Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension (HELP) Committee hearing didn’t produce the communication bombshells some had anticipated when a NY Times article late last evening revealed a portion of… Continued