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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Today marks the 8th annual World Autism Awareness Day, an awareness event bringing together autism organizations around the world to celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. For the 6th year, Autism Speaks is celebrating with the global autism community with Light It Up Blue, a campaign in which major global landmarks will light up blue in support of increased autism awareness. This year, more than 13,000 buildings have joined Light It Up Blue. … [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories in March

It can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest news about health care communications and health policy. Given that the health communication industry is rapidly evolving, there is always something new developing. In an effort to help you stay current on the latest and greatest health care communications news, we've created this highlight of stories from the month of March that we feel are deserving of your attention. Killing Cancer, a 60 Minutes special, showcased a cli… [Read More]

Health Literacy Initiative Focuses on Provider Education

If you've been a loyal reader of the Healthyist, you know that health literacy is a "pet" topic of ours. As managing editor at MMG, my job is to ensure that the materials we create for patients include the right information and that the information is written in the right way. That means my team is keenly focused on plain language principles. We understand that health literacy levels in this country, as well as around the world, remain lower than many believe. We also understand that … [Read More]


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