The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) selected Hager Sharp as its health communication and website contractor. Together with key subcontractor, Palladian Partners, Hager Sharp will help OWH continue to bring its vision of improving the health and well-being of women and girls to life. This contract represents the first time that much of the work they do to improve women’s and girl’s health will come together under one contract. Hager Sharp and Palladian Partners will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategic communications plan; managing OWH’s websites for women and girls and its toll-free help line; health writing for web and publications; promoting its campaigns and initiatives including Best Bones Forever! and National Women’s Health Week; and continuing to grow its partnerships and programs such as BodyWorks. Palladian’s sister company, KAI, will support the OWH call center.
Two updates from Widmeyer Communications. Margaret Dunning, principal and chief strategy officer of and head of the firm’s D.C. office, has been elected to the Advisory Board of College Summit-National Region. Over the past decade, College Summit has worked in partnership with schools, school districts and colleges to develop a sustainable model for raising college enrollment rates community-wide. Dunning was recently reelected to the board of directors of the Economic Club of Washington. And, Nona Richardson, vice president in the firm’s PK12 practice, is the new chair of the D.C. Commission for Women. On July 26th, Richardson was sworn in by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray as one of 21 newly appointed Commissioners. Established in 1967, the Commission for Women works with the District’s Office on Women’s Policy to assess the status of women and girls and recommend strategies for improvement.
MDB Communications moved to 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 425, Washington, DC 20036.