Vaccine Hesitancy

Hip Hop Public Health Reaches Communities With Music, Not Talk of “Herd Immunity”

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has become the new challenge in conquering the pandemic. Getting vaccines into the arms of vulnerable populations, including underserved communities of color, is a priority despite systemic distrust of the medical field resulting from generations of disparities in health care. “Medical institutions really have to find a way to speak the language Read More

Building Vaccine Confidence in Communities That Need It Most

Helen Shelton, global chief diversity officer, Finn Partners

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Who wants to be part of a herd anyway? So why not call “herd immunity” “community immunity” instead? Hip Hop Public Health promotes Community Immunity as the ultimate act of love. Who doesn’t want more of that? COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has become the new challenge in conquering the pandemic. Getting Read More

Now is the Perfect Time to Leverage Out-of-Home Advertising

Matthew O’Connor, CEO and co-founder, AdQuick

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a persistent challenge in health care: sharing public health and general health care initiatives with hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities,” says Matthew O’Connor of AdQuick. Here’s an excerpt from O’Connor’s new article: As health care systems and public health departments at the state, county, and local level look to gain Read More

Leveraging Out-of-Home Advertising to Reach Underserved Populations

Santa Clara selfie campaign

// By Matthew O’Connor // Out-of-home advertising provides an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other health care organizations to get their messages to underserved, multilingual, and rural communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a persistent challenge in health care: sharing public health and general health care initiatives with hard-to-reach and historically underserved Read More

How UNC Health Got a Jump-Start on Preparing for Vaccine Rollout

“On December 14, 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccination outside the clinical trials was administered in the U.S. But UNC Health began preparing for the vaccine rollout months earlier,” writes Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of NDP. Here’s an excerpt from Susan’s new article. “Our consumer insights team conducts monthly Brand Trackers, and in the summer Read More

A “Super Bowl Moment” for Health Care: How UNC Health Promotes Vaccination

Victor Reiss, UNC Health’s vice president of consumerism and insights, marketing and communications

// By Susan Dubuque // In Part 2 of this series (Part 1 is here), Victor Reiss, vice president of consumerism and insights, marketing and communications for UNC Health, shares the health system’s research-based, comprehensive plan to address vaccine hesitancy. “For most health care marketing professionals, dealing with COVID-19 is the largest undertaking of a Read More

Ending the Pandemic Hinges on Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy

Jeanine Guidry, PhD, assistant professor at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University

“On May 8, 1980, the World Health Assembly issued an official declaration,” says Susan Dubuque of NDP: “‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’ Global eradication of this disease through vaccination is considered international public health’s biggest achievement. “Fast forward to 2021. We’re once again in the clutches of a worldwide Read More

Communications Strategies to Counteract the “Tsunami” of Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccines

Susan Dubuque

// By Susan Dubuque // In this two-part series, Jeanine Guidry, PhD, assistant professor at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Victor Reiss, vice president of consumerism and insights marketing and communications for UNC Health care, offer practical insights for implementing a successful communication strategy to help bolster vaccine Read More