Health Communication in Pandemic and Beyond: Opportunities, Needs, and Challenges

JOIN US! Online Summit To Discuss Best Practices in Health Communications Health Communications in America is now in critical condition.


The spread of coronavirus, growing social and economic issues, introduction of new treatment options, and lack of equal access to health care is testing our ability to keep the public informed and educated about their health and options to care for it. Webster University’s School of Communications Virtual Health Communications Summit will examine these issues and seek to find solutions to them. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required at


Communication in Health Care Settings:


Clinical, organizational, patients, and providers 1:00-2:30 (CDT)

  • Bob Davidson '03, System Vice President, Marketing Operations, SSM Health.
  • Jana Telfer, Strategic Projects Officer, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Center for Disease Control.
  • Andrew Pleasant, Senior Advisor on Health Literacy Interventions, Research, and Evaluation, Health Literacy Media.
  • Diana Mason, Senior Policy Service Professor, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University, School of Nursing.


Health Communication in Public Settings: Information, Education, Advocacy, and Policy 2:40-4:10 (CDT)

  • Courtney Stewart '05, VP for Strategic Communication at Missouri Foundation for Health.
  • Cara Anthony, Midwest Correspondent, Kaiser Health News.
  • Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Northwestern University, Center on Media and Human Development.
  • Stephanie Zoller, Public Information Officer, Saint Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, Communications Manager, SSM Health.


Wrap up discussion 4:10-4:30 (CDT)



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Thursday, October 22 at 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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