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Health Communication, Marketing and Training Success Stories

Our seasoned professionals and award-winning solutions have helped our clients secure national and global health since 1946.

ORAU is a nationally recognized source for its comprehensive experience in the field of health communication, marketing, training and preparedness. Our seasoned professionals and award-winning solutions have helped our clients secure national and global health since 1946.

Some of our notable success stories include:

eLearning and Multimedia Products

Know:BRCA Website and Mobile Application Development

ORAU led the development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Know:BRCA website and interactive tool to help women understand their risks for breast, ovarian, and other kinds of cancers.

Web-based learning

NLM and ORAU Partner in Developing E-learning Courses

ORAU assisted the Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National Library of Medicine to make the seamless transition from traditional, in-person instruction to web-based, self-paced training.

ORAU Receives Award for Redesign of CDC Traveler’s Health Website

ORAU received CDC’s Director’s Award for Innovation for the strategic redesign of the CDC Traveler’s Health website, a nationally recognized resource which provide travelers and clinicians with portable, actionable content.

Can I Eat This? App Wins Award of Excellence

ORAU led the design of iOS and Android versions of CDC’s Mobile app, Can I Eat This?, which helps travelers make safe food and drink choices. The app received the Award of Excellence from National Association of Government Communicators.

ORAU Designs Virtual Community Reception Center for the CDC

ORAU designed and launched the Virtual Community Reception Center, a 3-D, web-based training tool that helps the CDC prepare public health officials for mass casualty radiation emergencies.

Health Communication and Marketing

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ORAU Assists CDC in National HPV Immunization Campaign

ORAU and its partner Mediassociates made extensive use of digital media advertisements on targeted websites and social media channels to amplify the reach and effectiveness of CDC’s national HPV immunization campaign.

Health advisory posterORAU Assists CDC with Improving Messaging on Flu Prevention at U.S.-Mexico Border

ORAU conducted message testing to evaluate the effectiveness of posters at the United States-Mexico border and identified recommendations to help increase the traveler recall rate to prevent international transmission of seasonal flu.

Doctor with mobile deviceORAU Helps CDC Develop and Launch Online Platform, HealthCommWorks

ORAU helped CDC develop and launch HealthCommWorks, an online platform designed to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages.

Health and Safety Training

ORAU Provides Weatherization Professional Development Training for Improved Energy Efficiency

ORAU supported the Department of Energy (DOE) in the design and facilitation of professional development lesson plans in underserved communities across the nation.

ORAU Develops Needs Assessment Plan to Support CDC’s Advanced Molecular Detection and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks Initiative

ORAU strategically designed and implemented a needs assessment plan to identify training and education needs among CDC professionals and improve CDC’s capability to detect and respond to infectious diseases and foodborne illnesses.

CDC Gains Wider Audience through Training Tools Developed by ORAU

ORAU led the development of an e-Learning series, Training Tools for Healthy Schools, to provide more school professionals with easy access to training that promotes student health and academic success.

ORAU Helps Develop CDC Radiation Basics Training

ORAU provided subject matter expertise and technical support to develop Radiation Basics Made Simple, the first in a series of online training modules that delivers foundational knowledge about radiation to inform public health, emergency management, and medical audiences.

Health Preparedness and Response

ORAU Supports Development of Pandemic Influenza Triage Toolkit

ORAU provided project management, stakeholder coordination, web design and architecture, as well as technical writing to support the development of the CDC's Pandemic Influenza Triage Toolkit.

ORAU Assists National Health Security Efforts

ORAU conducted stakeholder engagement, web development, model design, data management, and quality control for the 2013 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) ™ and 2014 NHSPI™, which measures and advances the nation’s readiness to protect the public during a disaster.

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ORAU Supports CDC in Development of Population Monitoring Guide

ORAU led stakeholder engagement, writing and design of the second edition of CDC’s Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: A Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners, which sets the standard for population monitoring after a radiation emergency.

Public health preparednessORAU Wins Award to Assist CDC in Public Health Preparedness and Response Activities

ORAU is providing professional services such as strategic direction and support to help CDC efforts building and strengthening prepared and resilient communities.

ORAU Develops Community Assessment Tool for the CDC

ORAU managed formative research, stakeholder engagement, writing, design and evaluation of the CDC Community Assessment Tool to help communities assess their healthcare system readiness for a disaster.

Research and Evaluation

Health advisory posterORAU Assists CDC with Improving Messaging on Flu Prevention at U.S.-Mexico Border

ORAU conducted message testing to evaluate the effectiveness of posters at the United States-Mexico border and identified recommendations to help increase the traveler recall rate to prevent international transmission of seasonal flu.

HPV campaign ad

ORAU Assists CDC in National HPV Immunization Campaign

ORAU and its partner Mediassociates made extensive use of digital media advertisements on targeted websites and social media channels to amplify the reach and effectiveness of CDC’s national HPV immunization campaign.

ORAU Assists CDC with Message Testing for a Nuclear Detonation

ORAU tested key messages to provide the public with guidance during the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation.

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