Summit 2021


Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors!

At the Society for Health Communication, we believe we can achieve more through collaboration than competition. The following organizations are supporting the Summit and, more importantly, working hard every day to support and advance the field of health communication. Please take a moment to check out their great work.




Evoke Kyne

Evoke KYNE

Evoke KYNE is an award-winning communications agency that harnesses insight, experience and creativity to advance health and wellbeing around the world. We work with leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, non-profits and foundations, offering full-service communications with core capabilities in brand and data communications, corporate reputation and social impact, disease awareness programming, global public health, patient advocacy relations and partnerships and stakeholder engagement. We bring together stakeholders to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges – from COVID-19 to cancer to flu.


Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) applies science and strategy to create positive behavior change in people and in program and policy improvements in large organizations and government. This work is conducted within seven core U.S. markets, including public health. FMG is a company that uses business as a force for good. We govern from a unique set of values and policies that compound the positive impact we can achieve for our clients and partners. As a certified B Corporation, our values and policies work to benefit:

  • Our clients through program transparency, professional expertise, and positive impact
  • Our staff through life-enhancing benefits and professional development
  • Our community through continuous volunteerism and meaningful investments 


UT Center for Health Communication

UT Center for Health Communication

The Center for Health Communication was established in 2014 to bring together researchers and experts on many diverse areas of health communication into one organizational unit where they can collaborate, share ideas and innovations, and advance their scholarship and its impact to the highest possible level. The CHC has more than 40 affiliated faculty and graduate students from across the university. As of April 2017, the CHC is officially a joint academic center of both the Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School. The Center is supported, in part, from the Excellence Endowment established  by the generous gift to The University of Texas at Austin from the Moody Foundation. Learn more about the Center for Health Communication.

HCLIThe Health Communication Leadership Institute (HCLI) is the UT Center for Health Communication's premier professional education offering. In this engaging advanced workshop, current and aspiring health communication leaders will evaluate their leadership practices through the Leadership Practices Inventory and explore strategies and best practices for leadership, management, and innovation. Learn more about HCLI.




Westat began as a visionary startup in 1963. Now, 50+ years later with 1,900 employees, we continue to pioneer new ways to support the changing needs of clients. Our unique collaborative culture enables us to create dynamic multifaceted teams with broad experience across a wide range of topics. Learn more about Westat.




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 CommunicateHealth, Inc. 

CommunicateHealth was founded on one core principle: We think people deserve clear and simple information about their health. We help our clients create products and services that can be easily accessed, understood, and used by the people who need them most. Whether it’s an app or an infographic -- we will, design, test, and tweak until we get it right. The CommunicateHealth family includes a talented pool of plain language writers, designers, usability specialists, researchers, and health educators. 


WebMD Medscape

WebMD & Medscape

Public Health Solutions, from WebMD and Medscape, leverages private sector resources to improve public health. Reaching 70+ million health information consumers each month and a provider audience of 780,000 US physicians and 3 million other HCPs, we work with federal agencies and state governments to educate healthcare providers through accredited CME/CE activities. We disseminate public health messages to reach patients, caregivers, consumers, and providers. We also support Federal research initiatives recruiting from our large provider membership.



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 Abt Associates

 Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm with a 55-year history of using data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people's lives. From combatting infectious disease and conducting rigorous program evaluations, to ensuring safe drinking water and promoting access to affordable housing—and more—we partner with clients and communities to tackle their most complex challenges. Our worldwide staff of 3,600 crosses geographies, methods, and disciplines to deliver tailored solutions grounded in evidence.  Abt Associates' main offices are in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, and we have program offices in more than 50 countries. 

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Crosby Marketing

At Crosby, we develop integrated marketing communications programs that help our clients positively impact people’s lives by driving engagement, behavior change, and desired actions. Our work touches the lives of virtually everyone in America – through programs for government agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, causes, and businesses that believe in the power of doing good.  


Hager Sharp   Hager Sharp

At Hager Sharp, we’ve dedicated the last 45+ years to creating communications campaigns for organizations committed to improving health, advancing education, transforming our communities, and making meaningful change in the world. Our focus is and always will be working with mission-driven institutions, businesses, and nonprofits to create and execute ideas that make a difference.


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ICF Next is a new breed of agency—what some call a consulting agency. Part of ICF, we're working to improve the world in areas from energy to health to transportation and beyond. We bring forward the creativity of an agency with the depth and expertise of a consultancy. We are widely recognized for our award-winning public relations work, while also combining with disciplines like loyalty, experiential, advertising, digital experience and change management. We bring strategic and executional excellence across creative, media relations, social media, influencer engagement, corporate and multicultural communications and analytics. Our breadth of capabilities within and beyond public relations means we’ll always bring together the right subject matter expertise and resources to deliver our best work.


JSI Research Training Institute logoJSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., (JSI) is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout US and around the globe. Our mission is to ensure that all individuals can live their best and healthiest life, regardless of age or circumstances. Health communication at JSI combines our decades of public health experience with approaches that support people to change behavior and improve health outcomes. Our work is flexible, tailored, and creative, motivated by our public health mission, and responsive to our clients and the communities they serve.


Loyola University of Maryland emerging media logo Loyola University of Maryland

The online Health Communication certificate and Master's specialization at Loyola University of Maryland prepares professionals to be communication leaders in the fields of health and wellness. Enrolled students experience insights and training to incorporate dynamic emerging communication opportunities into their work. By implementing the knowledge, strategies, and techniques learned, students are better positioned to advance the health and wellness of both individuals and communities. Loyola's Emerging Media program is fully online and can be completed full-time or part-time.  Students enrolled in the Health Communication certificate or specialization take courses which focus on the merging of technology and media with the practice of health communication, planning effective digital campaigns, and navigating the cultural and ethical challenges that come with health behavior change in a digital world.


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Social Marketing at University of South Florida

Established in 1984 as the first college of public health in the State of Florida, the USF College of Public Health is a recognized leader in online education, social marketing, community health, maternal and child health, and global infectious disease research. Ranked as the #1 public health degree program in the state (#16 nationally) by U.S. News and World Report (2019), the college offers the BSHS, BSPH, MHA, MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees in online, on-campus and blended formats, as well as several dual degrees and certificate programs. To learn more about the college and students who commit to passionately solve problems and create conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being, visit USF's Social Marketing Conference in Clearwater Beach will take place May 25-28, 2022.  


Van Eperen

     Van Eperen

Van Eperen is an award-winning integrated communications agency serving regional, national, and international clients in the public and private sectors and membership associations in health/science, economic development/real estate, and the transportation sectors. Founded in 2004, the Maryland public relations, marketing and creative firm is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). Led and staffed by former journalists, the agency blends PR, marketing and creative strategies to drive meaningful results. Van Eperen is also an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business (EDWOSB) providing marketing services to federal agencies including the DoD and HHS. Van Eperen brings its corporate best practices to federal health organizations by effectively training spokespersons and assisting with the management of public health programs, issues, and events to effectively communicate with the American public and other key stakeholders.