2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH COMMUNICATION, MARKETING AND MEDIA

Accessibility and Beyond: Innovations to Advance Health Equity

Thursday, August 18, 2022 8:00 - 9:30 AM (EDT)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION & OVERVIEW

This session will discuss different strategies that contribute to more inclusive, equitable, accessible communication that will help serve health equity goals. Comprised of speakers from several federal agencies, this panel will address innovations and lessons learned in developing effective communication strategies and tools to reach diverse audiences with a consideration of the importance of both a health equity and accessibility perspective. This session will introduce new approaches and tools that attendees can use in their own work settings.

PANELISTS

Isa Miles, ScD, MS

Senior Health Communications Specialist
Office of Minority Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jessica Franks, MPH, CHES

Health Communications Specialist
Office of Minority Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Monica Ponder, PhD, MS, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Health Communication & Culture Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies
Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Howard University

Alison Lemon, MHS

Supervisory Science Writer
Office of Communications and Public Liason
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lesley Earl, PhD

Science Writer and Section 508 Coordinator
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Gary Morin

Section 508 Coordinator
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Andrew Wiley

Video Producer
Office of Communications and Public Liason
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

MODERATOR

Susan K. Laird, DNP, MSN, RN

Training and Health Education Lead
Division of Communication Science and Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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