Susan DubuqueSusan Dubuque

Principal
NDP
Richmond, VA
(888) 619-8697

Follow Susan: Twitter | LinkedIn

A nationally recognized expert in healthcare marketing, agency cofounder Susan Dubuque directs NDP’s healthcare practice. In the past 20-plus years Dubuque has managed literally hundreds of healthcare marketing initiatives, from comprehensive brand campaigns to smaller, targeted promotions.

With roots as a hospital marketing director, she’s shared her industry expertise with clients ranging from academic medical centers to integrated health care delivery systems, including healthcare leaders like VCU Health and Loma Linda University Health. She’s published extensively on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on healthcare and not-for-profit marketing. Awarded 2008 Woman of the Year by the YWCA, Susan serves on a number of local, regional and national boards, and is an associate professor for VCU’s School of Healthcare Administration.

Susan has contributed her expertise to the articles listed below.

Population Health + CRM: A Winning Formula for Behavior Change

[Webinar on Demand]

Sponsored by ndp

This event is free for members of Strategic Health Care Marketing to view thanks to our event sponsor.

Your Presenters:

  • Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder, ndp
  • James Colvin, marketing analytics lead, ndp
  • Katie Mardigian, transplant outreach coordinator, Hume-Lee Transplant Center, VCU Health

Duration: 60 Minutes

Susan Dubuque, James Colvin, Katie Mardigian

In today’s health care environment, the only thing we can really count on is CHANGE, and one of the most potentially transformative changes is the reorientation from delivering acute care to managing the health of populations.

One essential element of any population health effort is changing behaviors, and who is better qualified to inform, educate and persuade people to modify their behavior than a health care marketing professional?

But as health care marketers, it is imperative that our roles evolve. Our focus needs to expand beyond market development and promotion to include a leadership role at the population health table. Understanding behavior change—and how technology helps to facilitate it—is key.

Watch this webinar and gain an understanding of behavior change theory and see how you can practically deploy a population health strategy through customer relationship management (CRM) campaigns.

You’ll learn:

  • How to apply the “Stages of Change” model of behavior change to your health care marketing
  • How the model can be put into practical use through CRM
  • How to effectively measure the outcomes of behavior change campaigns
  • The leadership role marketing can play in a health care organization’s population health efforts

Plus, you’ll hear a case study about how VCU Health used CRM, working with ndp on creative, and with Evariant as their CRM provider partner, to identify people with an existing medical diagnosis, and engage them in behavior change to prevent further medical deterioration.

View now »

Racing to Wellness [Special Report]

Mastering the Role of Marketing in a Changing Health Care Environment

An Exclusive Report from Strategic Health Care Marketing

// By Susan Dubuque //

These days, says health care marketing expert Susan Dubuque, health care organizations across the country are racing to stake their claims as champions of wellness:

They shout, “We are no longer dedicated to treating you when you’re sick or injured. Now we are committed to keeping you well—and out of the hospital.” The unspoken words: Like our financial lives depend on it.

What is the best approach for health care marketers to calm the frenzy, she asks, and help their organizations remain focused and smart?

In this exclusive report, Dubuque, a nationally recognized expert in health care marketing and a member of the Strategic Health Care Marketing Editorial Advisory Board, deftly examines this question in three thoughtful chapters. We know you will appreciate her take on what “wellness” means to health care consumers these days, how to align wellness with
your strategic goals, and more.

Read More »

Population Health Management: Behavior-Change Marketing is One of the Best New Tools for Health Care Marketers, Communicators, and Strategists

Until recently, health care marketers have focused primarily on generating volume: putting as many “heads in the beds” as possible. But with recent changes in health care reimbursement, hospitals and health systems are transitioning from getting people into their facilities to keeping them healthy. And health care marketers are an important part of this change. Read More

Gearing Up for Population Health, Part 5: Fear Factor

// By Susan Dubuque // Last year Strategic Health Care Marketing published a series of three articles on Racing to Wellness. This year we will delve further into the evolution of our profession in a rapidly changing environment. As we move away from conventional promotions intended to drive volumes, we will explore the reinvention of marketing and communications Read More

Behavioral Change Theory Can Assist with Your Population Health Efforts; Learn How

Susan Dubuque

“If you’re designing a prevention or health improvement program, you want to increase your chances for success,” says health care marketing expert Susan Dubuque. “And that’s possible if you build your program on a solid foundation of ‘theory,’” she says. While talk of behavioral change theory may prompt yawning or eye rolls, Dubuque notes, it’s Read More

Gearing Up For Population Health, Part 3: So Many Problems, So Few Resources

Susan Dubuque

// By Susan Dubuque // Last year Strategic Health Care Marketing published a series of three articles on Racing to Wellness. This year we will delve further into the evolution of our profession in a rapidly changing environment. As we move away from conventional promotions intended to drive volumes, we will explore the reinvention of Read More

Gearing Up for Population Health: Lessons Learned from Public Health

Susan Dubuque

// By Susan Dubuque // Last year, Strategic Health Care Marketing published a series of three articles on Racing to Wellness. This year, we will delve further into the evolution of our profession in a rapidly changing environment. As we move away from conventional promotions intended to drive volumes, we will explore the reinvention of Read More