According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 25% of the public are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, even though an abundance of research suggests they are safe and effective. How can we contribute to ending the pandemic by inspiring trust in the vaccine? Stellar COVID-19 Content Examples for Healthcare Communicators You’re probably living and breathing… Read more
What have we learned about COVID-19 marketing and communications since the pandemic began? A LOT. I know this for a fact because I’ve talked to more than 30 experts and influencers in my popular interview series “What Did You Learn?” I began this series in mid-2020. In each 15- to 20-minute episode, I talk with… Read more
Our national reckoning on race this year has shed light on disparities in many industries — and healthcare content creation is no exception. Our content needs to be accessible and helpful for all. It needs to be inclusive healthcare content. Take a second and think of the healthcare content your organization produces. You can probably recall writing… Read more
Let’s be honest: While your hospital annual report is a terrific marketing tool, creating it is a labor of love. It’s easy to get bogged down in gathering, writing and editing all the information you want to share. How can you get unbogged? We’re here to help: We’ve rounded up best practices for healthcare annual… Read more
What Did You Learn? Episode 21 “In March and April, my rhythm was all out of whack because everything changed. How do I go ahead and set these new guidelines and parameters so I can create and be at that optimum level, even when it seems the world is in chaos?” That’s the question Joe… Read more
What Did You Learn? Episode 20 It’s our 20th episode of “What Did You Learn?” and I couldn’t imagine having a better guest for this special occasion. In this episode, Jay Baer, the founder of Convince & Convert and one of the premier content marketing thought leaders join me. We discuss why emotion needs to… Read more
“Chock-full?” Or “short and sweet?” What’s the just-right length for health information pages? Well, it depends. Put yourself in the user’s shoes to help determine when to dish out the details and when shorter, carefully crafted pages will do.
Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Many health systems seem to shy away from creating and promoting content about stress management and mental health. They shouldn’t. Patients who receive emotional as well as physical care often heal faster and… Read more
“What Did You Learn?” Episode 1 There’s no denying: The coronavirus pandemic taught healthcare communicators (and marketers in general) a lot. This is especially true when it comes to COVID-19 content marketing. We learned to listen. We witnessed the importance of timely, credible information written in plain language. And while we should’ve been doing this… Read more
Stay-at-home restrictions are lifting, but the fear of getting COVID-19 or spreading it to others is tangible. This fear is holding many people from seeing a doctor for medical issues such as injuries, chronic conditions and even emergencies.