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At The New England Society for Healthcare Communications’ (NESHCo) 27th Annual Lamplighter Awards, Solomon McCown was honored to receive nine Lamplighter Awards at the ceremony – a new record for our agency – receiving four Gold awards, three Silvers and two Awards for Excellence for our work with a number of clients over the last...
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From left: David Martin, Mass Health Council Executive Director; Mike Sroczynski, Mass Health Council President and VP of Government Advocacy at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association; Helene Solomon, CEO, Solomon McCown & Company and Jim Roosevelt, former CEO of Tufts Health Plan on stage at the 96th Mass Health Council Gala. (Photo by Dan Busler Photography) Five hundred members...
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This week, my colleague Jen and I attended The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network Breakfast where Margaret McKenna, President at Suffolk University, spoke. McKenna is an extremely influential and inspiring, an educator and lawyer who has spent her career advocating for social justice. She began her career as a civil rights attorney for...
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Boston and much of the rest of Massachusetts has been in the midst of an affordable housing shortage that shows few signs of abating. Federal funds for building affordable housing in the state were sliced in half in 2013, and two years later in 2015, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has a wait list of 38,000...
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I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Ragan Communications’ Health Care Communicators Conference at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. The conference brought together hundreds of healthcare communicators from across the nation to discuss best practices for content marketing, social media and public relations, as well as healthcare marketing and PR trends. In...
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A few months ago, I started the paleo diet. Also known as the “caveman diet,” the paleo diet is gluten-free and based on the food humans’ ancient ancestors likely ate, such as meat, nuts and berries, eggs and vegetables. The diet excludes foods that our ancestors likely didn’t have in their caves, such as dairy,...
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of staffing Solomon McCown client Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ event, Celebrate Israel Boston—an outdoor festival of Israeli music, art, dance, fun, food and community.   The event drew thousands of people and featured internationally renowned musical talent, children’s performers, interactive art projects and activities for everyone. Our client, CJP, along...
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I recently came across Kaiser Health News’ article, “When Depression and Cultural Expectations Collide.” The article talks about an Asian American woman’s struggle with depression throughout her teenage years. The reporter, Anna Gorman, specifically highlights how an individual’s culture can prevent families and guidance counselors from getting the person the help he or she needs....
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Today nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States; and thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. Between 2011-2012, only 28,000 of the 118,000 people on the transplant list received an organ donation – that is less than half of...
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The diseases that kill the most children in the United States are childhood cancers. Thanks to medical research, as many as to 75 percent of the children with cancer can be cured. However, certain forms of pediatric cancer have proven to be so resistant to treatment that, a cure is still elusive and 2,300 children...
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