Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors!

At the Society for Health Communication, we believe we can achieve more through collaboration than competition. The following organizations are supporting the Summit and, more importantly, working hard every day to support and advance the field of health communication. Please take a moment to check out their great work.



UT Center for Health Communication

UT Center for Health Communication

The Center for Health Communication was established in 2014 to bring together researchers and experts on many diverse areas of health communication into one organizational unit where they can collaborate, share ideas and innovations, and advance their scholarship and its impact to the highest possible level. The CHC has more than 40 affiliated faculty and graduate students from across the university. As of April 2017, the CHC is officially a joint academic center of both the Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School. The Center is supported, in part, from the Excellence Endowment established  by the generous gift to The University of Texas at Austin from the Moody Foundation. Learn more about the Center for Health Communication.

The Health Communication Leadership Institute (HCLI) is the UT Center for Health Communication's premier professional education offering. The 2023 event will be held on June 14-16. In this engaging advanced workshop, current and aspiring health communication leaders will evaluate their leadership practices through the Leadership Practices Inventory and explore strategies and best practices for leadership, management, and innovationLearn more about HCLI.



Evoke Kyne
Evoke KYNE is an award-winning communications agency that harnesses insight, experience and creativity to advance health and wellbeing around the world. We work with leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, non-profits and foundations, offering full-service communications with core capabilities in brand and data communications, corporate reputation and social impact, disease awareness programming, global public health, patient advocacy relations and partnerships and stakeholder engagement. We bring together stakeholders to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges – from COVID-19 to cancer to flu.
Westat began as a visionary startup in 1963. Now, 50+ years later with 1,900 employees, we continue to pioneer new ways to support the changing needs of clients. Our unique collaborative culture enables us to create dynamic multifaceted teams with broad experience across a wide range of topics. Learn more about Westat.


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 CommunicateHealth, Inc. 

CommunicateHealth was founded on one core principle: We think people deserve clear and simple information about their health. We help our clients create products and services that can be easily accessed, understood, and used by the people who need them most. Whether it’s an app or an infographic -- we will, design, test, and tweak until we get it right. The CommunicateHealth family includes a talented pool of plain language writers, designers, usability specialists, researchers, and health educators. 


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Tanaq Health delivers professional, scientific, and technical services and to federal agencies. We provide clients with innovative, compliant, services, including health science support, data management, project management, technical assistance and programmatic support, health communication and social media, technical writing/editing & desktop publishing, web development and web content management, section 508 compliance, UX, administrative support & help services.Our leadership team has an average of 20-plus years of experience in public health and CDC programs including, Adolescent Health, Global Health, STDs, Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Response, and more. Our organizational capabilities enable us to manage any size project, scaling from one staff to a 150-plus member team, with the same efficiency and attention that ensures high-quality project results.





Burness is a team of communications experts who partner with nonprofits in the United States and around the world to inspire and drive social change, confront poverty, promote health, elevate science and protect our planet. Our strategists, writers, designers, trainers and policy advisors translate research, advance ideas and solutions, and amplify stories to improve people’s lives. You can learn more about Burness and its work here.



BLKHLTH is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on mitigating the impact of racism on the health of Black communities. Our programs, training, and events aim to equip the public and health professionals with the resources to create a world where racism and other intersecting forms of oppression do not determine a person’s ability to achieve optimal health.




Fors Marsh Group

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) applies science and strategy to create positive behavior change in people and in program and policy improvements in large organizations and government. This work is conducted within seven core U.S. markets, including public health. FMG is a company that uses business as a force for good. We govern from a unique set of values and policies that compound the positive impact we can achieve for our clients and partners. As a certified B Corporation, our values and policies work to benefit: 

  • Our clients through program transparency, professional expertise, and positive impact 
  • Our staff through life-enhancing benefits and professional development 
  • Our community through continuous volunteerism and meaningful investments 

NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eighty years. We partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society. NORC’s Health Communication Practice delivers comprehensive, integrated health communication and behavior change services that span the research, program development, and evaluation cycle. Our mission is to use innovative, multidisciplinary, and inclusive theory and methods to deliver reliable data and rigorous analyses to help our clients develop, implement and evaluate their health communication and social marketing initiatives that impact lives for the better. In addition, NORC is committed to Diversity Racial Equity and Inclusion (DREI), and leads the Center on Equity Research, a cross-cutting multi-disciplinary Center focused on expanding culturally responsive research and partnerships throughout the industry, providing strategic direction for DREI research activities across NORC, and leading social science research.
Karna was established in 2008 as a small, minority-owned business which received 8(a) certification by the Small Business Administration. The founders brought more than 20 years of project management and management consulting experience. Karna began supporting the CDC in 2012 and, by 2017, was one of the top 10 contractors at the agency. In 2018, the Celerian Group acquired Karna. The Celerian Group serves federal and state government healthcare and public health programs. Karna continues to serve the CDC and more than a dozen of its national centers and institutes, as well as the World Trade Center Health Program. We have more than 100 employees with MS, BS, and PhD-level degrees. Our team offers expertise in healthcare administration, health communications, program evaluation, public health research, health analytics, public health surveillance, and technical assistance. Learn more about Karna.