Every time we think Covid is in the rear-view, it seems another variant pops up. Beyond that, broad health issues are reaching an inflection point. Overturning Roe v. Wade created lots of questions around healthcare access Gun control regulations are top of mind following a series of horrific shootings People are experiencing burnout at unprecedented…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system has undergone a seismic shift, resulting in massive PR disasters but also tremendous successes. However, the record-breaking rollout of effective vaccines has been tempered by corporate blunders and a lack of transparency on COVID-19 infection rates. What can communicators learn from the mistakes and successes of the past…

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Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how intimately entwined our public policy is with our healthcare system. From stimulus funds to vaccine prioritization to new health technologies, the government and the healthcare industry have been — and must continue — working together to ensure effective public health responses and recovery. To understand…

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We all know that COVID-19 has shaken up the healthcare industry and forced us to rethink care today, but did you know that this includes mergers and acquisitions (M&As)? There have been several major M&As across the industry in recent years that could mark an important shift in healthcare PR. 2021 Has Already Been a…

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Over the past year, our healthcare PR pros have noted an important shift in public interest in healthcare narratives. Before, highly technical or specialized news was primarily found in trade outlets with an industry audience. Today, they’re everywhere, from the evening news to the front pages of national newspapers. What used to be considered niche…

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In the midst of a global pandemic and sometimes fraught vaccine rollout, our responsibility as PR and communications professionals is clear. We must apply an equity lens to every narrative we develop and intentionally ensure our stories are reaching all patients. At RH Strategic, we have the opportunity to work with companies breaking down barriers…

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Almost a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the new Biden administration is expected to move quickly to respond to the crisis. It is also expected to make significant long-term changes to the U.S. healthcare system and health policy. As healthcare communicators and PR pros, we need to track these policy changes and adjust our…

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Pre-COVID, people generally perceived healthcare as hard to navigate, exceedingly expensive, insufficient and sometimes ineffective. But what will people think of healthcare in the years to come? Well, that depends on who is shaping the conversations. For decades, thought leaders have focused on moving healthcare policy and big ideas forward, but healthcare’s current period of…

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COVID-19 has forced those of us in the United States to face the realities of our healthcare system. At the same time, the pandemic is opening doors to a new era of telehealth, and the policy changes that the pandemic has spurred will forever change the way we think about healthcare and telemedicine. Historically, the…

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