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How 6 women's health organizations responded to the birth control mandate rollback

How 6 women's health organizations responded to the birth control mandate rollback

The Trump administration widened the range of exemptions on Friday that employers can claim to end coverage of contraceptives.

How one charity is using NY Comic Con to diversify its bone marrow registry

How one charity is using NY Comic Con to diversify its bone marrow registry

DKMS is urging more young men to register to donate bone marrow or stem cells with its latest partnerships with New York Comic Con, FNTSY Sports Network, and Revolt Music Conference.

Oscar Health steps in on ACA advertising as government slashes funding

Oscar Health steps in on ACA advertising as government slashes funding

The health insurance startup launched a campaign this week that urges people to get covered.

Online patient communities consider the platform: Facebook, or somewhere more private?

Online patient communities consider the platform: Facebook, or somewhere more private?

What are the pros and cons of hosting a patient community on a social platform versus a standalone website? There's a trade-off between an external social platform's simplicity and accessibility, and the complexity and flexibility of a website dedicated specifically to the patient community

Edelman veteran Ann Bartling to lead EU business of Huntsworth's Tonic Life

Edelman veteran Ann Bartling to lead EU business of Huntsworth's Tonic Life

Ann Bartling has joined Tonic Life Communications as EU managing director, nearly a year after ending her 13-year stint at Edelman.

Non-Healthcare.gov state exchanges untouched by Trump marketing cuts

Non-Healthcare.gov state exchanges untouched by Trump marketing cuts

The marketing budget cuts announced this week apply only to states that rely on the federal health insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov.

Breakfast Briefing, 9.1.2017: White House slashes Obamacare marketing

The sharp spending cuts include 90% of HHS open enrollment marketing spending.

BBH​ ​NY's​ ​#EmojiMeals​ ​campaign​ ​tackles​ ​child​ ​hunger​ ​with​ ​Instagram​ ​Stories

BBH​ ​NY's​ ​#EmojiMeals​ ​campaign​ ​tackles​ ​child​ ​hunger​ ​with​ ​Instagram​ ​Stories

Interactive posts drive small donations to No Kid Hungry.

Allergan and SNL's Vanessa Bayer tackle birth control questions with humor

Allergan and SNL's Vanessa Bayer tackle birth control questions with humor

The pharma company's Know Your Birth Control campaign is running for six months.

Johnson & Johnson's Meyer moves to Medtronic

Johnson & Johnson's Meyer moves to Medtronic

Amy Jo Meyer served as senior director and financial and M&A comms leader at Johnson & Johnson.

Breakfast Briefing, 8.22.2017: The 4 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning

What to watch: President Trump's speech on Afghanistan and Arizona rally, Johnson & Johnson pays out more on talc lawsuit, and brands distancing from Trump.

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's call earns him praise, rare for a pharma CEO

Frazier's statement was a rare moment of humanity and personal perspective from a leader in an industry that speaks most often to investors and each other.

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson in breach of UK drugs rules over Nicorette marketing

Johnson & Johnson has breached the UK drug regulation code in three places in promotions for smoking cessation product Nicorette.

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

ALS Association brings on Kwittken for Every Drop Adds Up campaign

The nonprofit organization previously worked with Porter Novelli and ad agency Red Deluxe during the Ice Bucket Challenge craze.

Former Cleveland Clinic chief communications officer Angela Calman joins IBM

Former Cleveland Clinic chief communications officer Angela Calman joins IBM

Calman is joining the technology company as VP of comms for Watson Health.

CDC Foundation refreshes look after more than two decades

CDC Foundation refreshes look after more than two decades

The CDC Foundation has revealed an updated logo, website, and tagline that is more inclusive of its work with private-sector partners.

Edelman veteran Mary Corcoran named president of W2O's Twist Mktg

Edelman veteran Mary Corcoran named president of W2O's Twist Mktg

Corcoran spent more than a decade at Edelman, most recently as COO of its New York office.

Astellas ups Moyra Knight to comms, corporate citizenship role

Astellas ups Moyra Knight to comms, corporate citizenship role

She will also continue to serve as president of the Astellas U.S.A. Foundation.

Breakfast Briefing, 7.27.2017: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning

Your need-to-know news for Thursday morning: The CEO of Huntsworth Health has stepped down, Qatar has hired two shops to shape public opinion, and Anthony Scaramucci posted and deleted an eyebrow-raising tweet.

Analysis

Focus on the deadliest: Nonprofits turn attention to metastatic breast cancer this October

Focus on the deadliest: Nonprofits turn attention to metastatic breast cancer this October

Two of the country's biggest and best-known breast cancer organizations, Susan G. Komen and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, are focusing on raising awareness and research money for the deadliest forms of the disease.

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers must take the lead on opioid epidemic comms, say experts

Drugmakers are increasingly facing blame from regulators, lawmakers, and the public as the list of lawsuits and investigations at the state and local levels grows.

Patient advocacy groups go down to the wire opposing Obamacare repeal bill

Patient advocacy groups go down to the wire opposing Obamacare repeal bill

Organizations such as the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society have teamed up to fight the latest iteration of healthcare reform in Congress.

On the chopping block again: Planned Parenthood steps up comms amid defund debate

On the chopping block again: Planned Parenthood steps up comms amid defund debate

"Defund Planned Parenthood" is a common rallying cry in Washington, DC, in the early months of the Trump administration. How the organization is fighting back.

Caught in the middle: Healthcare communicators anxiously wait out Obamacare debate

Caught in the middle: Healthcare communicators anxiously wait out Obamacare debate

Healthcare communicators are monitoring each word of the debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act.