Combining evidence-based practice and creative expertise

Image of Catherine Coleman, Adam Gerberick, ShanaMcGough, and Dave Rothfarb of the Health Communication Core

The Health Communication Core works with researchers, clinicians, and practitioners in the US and internationally to develop communication strategies and health resources that are evidence-based and creative.

HCC offers a full spectrum of communication services. For example, we can help you:

  • Estimate costs for a proposal (or scale services to available resources)
  • Develop high-quality, cost-effective materials
  • Identify the best ways to engage, and hold on to, the people you want to reach
  • Create an identity or “brand” for a new study or initiative with a memorable name or logo
  • Reach audiences with appropriate literacy levels and cultural context
  • Assess potential benefits of new media platforms and technologies

Founded by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, HCC is a resource of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the largest NCI-funded comprehensive cancer center in the world. HCC was recently cited by NCI as a “model core for the country” and has received the highest possible ranking for its services.

HCC’s rates are significantly lower (50% - 75% on average) than most design studios, web developers, and marketing agencies. Also, clients from Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center institutions receive a member rate. 

In addition, we have in-depth knowledge of health issues and the challenges facing researchers, clinicians, and people working in public health.