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5 tips for handling vaccine hesitancy

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Fear of vaccines is old. How old? “The Dangerous and Sinful Practice of Inoculation” was the topic of a 1772 sermon delivered in England by Reverend Edmund Massey. So do the math: That’s almost 250 years of anti-vaxxer rhetoric. Despite the tenacity of the anti-vax movement, it remains the case that herd immunity for highly […]

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3 ways marketing can help shift the healthcare payer mix

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Hospitals, CHCs, medical centers and group practices are all prisoners of their geography and demography; socioeconomically burdened locales typically yield a patient base reliant on government-subsidized care To lower margins further, Medicaid and medical assistance patients often have secondary conditions that make their condition more difficult, time-consuming, and costly to treat. And the hits just […]

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Vaccines are here.

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The public has questions. Here’s how to answer them. Healthcare communications people? Your next challenge is here to see you. Public-facing content regarding COVID vaccines is the next leg of the journey for healthcare communicators at the regional level, even as the pandemic continues its national (and global) system-wide impact on healthcare. Before the task […]

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The pandemic is creating new opportunities for mental and behavioral health

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Approximate reading time: 3 minutes Before the pandemic, mental and behavioral health was suffering from some all-too-familiar symptoms: misunderstood, marginalized, and stigmatized. A 2019 quantitative mental health perception study had this rather eyebrow-raising McNugget: “one in four U.S. adults did not believe depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, or autism were a form of mental […]

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How CHCs can shift quality perceptions and compete for patients

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Approximate reading time: 2.5 minutes It’s been quite a ride for the Community Health Center. Since funding increased under the ACA, there’s evidence that the nation’s 1400 community health centers have upped their game. More are offering same-day appointments. There’s more off-hours medical consulting, more bilingual staff, and greater use of electronic health records to […]

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Focus groups face their fate. Zoom takes off.

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Approximate reading time: 2.5 minutes Michael Vigeant is the CEO of Great Blue research. He’s a 25-year veteran of consumer and B2B research and a longtime ally of drinkcaffeine. He knows things. That’s why we interviewed him. DC: What should brands know about research right now? A: Research is not an external function or luxury. […]

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Campus health concerns open new doors for colleges and universities

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Approximate reading time: 2.5 minutes Colleges and universities have long been known for healthcare delivery that specialized in treating twisted ankles, food poisoning, or Category 5 hangovers. But today, students (and their parents) need more, and it starts with two crucial elements: Clear policies and clear communication. For college marketing directors, COVID-19 communications can be […]

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Humanity & Healthcare Marketing 2020

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Does healthcare marketing still have a pulse? The rate of scientific and technological advancement in healthcare is dizzying. Gene therapy and “precision medicine.” Artificial intelligence. Immunotherapy. Stem cell advancements. Big data. Virtual reality. You can see the technology tsunami reflected in healthcare marketing . Gone are messages about compassionate practitioners. Front and center is technical […]

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