Health Communication Core (HCC)

Overview of Services

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 (print, digital, social)
  • 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

 

The HCC creative team has more than a decade of experience helping researchers address recruitment, retention, intervention, and dissemination challenges.

 

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.

 

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

 

Leadership

Catherine Coleman
Asst Director
617.632.5078
catherine_coleman@dfci.harvard.edu

 

Vish Viswanath, PhD
Faculty Director

 

Staff

Shana McGough
Senior Writer
617.632.2414
Shana_McGough@dfci.harvard.edu

 

Dave Rothfarb
Web Developer
617.582.8328
Dave_Rothfarb@dfci.harvard.edu

 

Adam Gerberick
Senior Graphic Designer
617.632.1996
Adam_Gerberick@dfci.harvard.edu

 

Hours of Operation and Location 

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                 

375 Longwood Avenue
Sixth Floor
Brookline MA 02215

 

Links

Health Communication Core website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Catherine Coleman
Assistant director
 
617 632 5078
 
catherine_coleman@dfci.harvard.edu
 
LW601
 

Services

Name Description
Consultation request  

Contact us for a free consultation to explore how our full spectrum of communication services might help you:

  • Estimate costs for a proposal (or scale services to available resources)
  • Develop high-quality, cost-effective materials and tools (print, digital, social)
  • 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
 
Project initiation  

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