National Summit for Health Marketing


Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors!

At the Society for Health Communication, we care deeply about health communication and, simply put, 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.





American Institutes for Research

AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.

Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course. 

We are pleased we were able to provide our virtual learning expertise to move the 2020 Summit online.


UT Austin

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.




Communicate Health

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. 


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: health, defense, technology, finance, homeland security, policy, and consumer. 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 



NORC at the University of Chicago

NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.



Evoke Kyne



Evoke KYNE

Evoke KYNE is an award-winning health communications and public relations agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. We work with the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, non-profits and foundations, offering full-service communications with core capabilities in disease awareness, clinical and regulatory milestones, partnerships and stakeholder engagement, patient advocacy and global public health. 

Prevent Child Injury

Prevent Child Injury

Prevent Child Injury breaks down the barrier between public health professionals and the individuals and organizations that care for children by creating online toolkits of the most up-to-date injury research and prevention tips on selected topics. By making it easy to share injury prevention materials with parents, caregivers, and communities, Prevent Child Injury is working to widen the network of injury prevention advocacy beyond the clinical setting.



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 next June, 2021.  



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.