Mobile Health

Monthly News Roundup: The Top 5 Stories in Digital Health

We’ve wrangled last month’s top 5 stories at the intersect of health and digital communications — let us know what you find most useful. The White House's new digital strategy takes the next step to eliminate these in government -- across devices. (Photo courtesy of stock.xchng) 1. The White House announces a new digital strategy Last month the Obama Administration announced a new digital strategy calling for enterprise-like,... Read More

Secretary Sebelius and Drew Brees on Gamification and Government Health Care


Drew Brees talking about PALA+ and the ESA partnership (Photos courtesy of I recently had the privilege of running into Secretary Sebelius at the launch party for PALA+ (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award). I truly did ‘run into her’, as I accidentally followed the wrong signs and walked into the VIP prep room where she was standing prior to her talk. In turns out that she is extremely personable, and extremely excited about what... Read More

Q2 Digital Health Outlook: 5 Trends to Watch in 2012

Looking back, 2011 certainly left an imprint on the field of health communications, with many exciting new tools, technologies, and uses of digital media inexorably changing the way organizations reach and engage with their target audiences. Based on what we’ve been seeing in Q1 of 2012, it looks like the rest of 2012 will be dominated by a maturation of some of the familiar trends from 2011 as well as some exciting new ones. Below, we discuss... Read More

DHCX Day One: Inspiring the Next Wave of Health Communications

logo for Digital Health Communications Extravaganza

Over the next few days, we are going to provide their impressions of the Digital Health Communications Extravaganza held in Orlando February 15-17. Up first, Lisa Brown provides her thoughts on Day One! The Glee song and dance number was my first clue.  This was not your average conference.  The inaugural day of the inaugural Digital Health Communications Extravaganza (DHCX) did not disappoint.  Conference organizer, Dr. Jay Bernhardt from the... Read More

The Real Warriors Campaign: Promoting health-seeking behavior with a mobile site

Real Warriors Campaign mobile site

Last month I had the pleasure of presenting the Real Warriors Campaign mobile site at my favorite health 2.0 Meetup of the DC area, Health 2.0 STAT.  Every quarter the event draws a crowd of passionate health communicators, digital strategists and public health data nerds like myself, and I was absolutely thrilled to give back to the group from which I’ve learned so much! As usual, the energy and best practices exchanged throughout the evening... Read More

More NCHCMM Coverage: Focus on Poster Sessions

While my reflections on Day Three and the entire conference are forthcoming, I did want to provide you with video from our two poster session presenters. Amee Roberson discusses our efforts to help communicate with populations in Honduras about the importance of clean water while Yancey Hall discusses the impacts of mobile technology on health care. View the Poster View the Poster More to come this week! Don @oleandros  Read More

Recap: NCHCMM Day One


Day one of the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media brought an impressive opening plenary and compelling sessions throughout the afternoon. The highlight of the plenary for me was J. Walker Smith (@jwalkersmith) from The Futures Company who provided a context around what is motivating citizens/consumers today in a talk titled “The Culture of Contentment.” He identified three things motivating people today: caution,... Read More