We communicate health.
By employing a crossover approach that integrates proven and tested solutions from a range of professional fields, Health Communication Partners provides resources and services that will support your work in communication, education, and health literacy.
With HCP, you can develop your own tool-box for overcoming obstacles to effective communication as a health professional. Resources include:
“Our website had been associated with public health research projects for several years. Our site usage dipped, and I was looking for ways to boost site engagement and improve the way we were communicating with our users.
Dr. Liebel pointed out that some of our images, words, and other ways of communicating with users were not showing ourselves as culturally- and geographically-focused. This was hard to hear, but important to note, so we could do what we wanted to do (and thought we were doing)!”
Dr. Carole Hutchinson, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, administrator for GetHealthyHarlem.org
Spearheaded by Dr. Anne Marie Liebel, an Ivy League-educated literacy expert and lifelong educator, the resources and services provided by HCP are research-derived and draw from the fields of literacy, language, education, and health communications. With this approach, HCP bridges academic research and clinical practice.
Capacity-building and skills-building services
Group training, on-site or online
Evaluate patient education materials for appropriate use
Conduct evaluations on health literacy and patient education
Add communication and literacy elements to research
Hear about the making of the first 50 episodes of “10 Minutes to Better Patient Communication” here:
Since January of 2017, Health communication Parnters LLC has helped healthcare and public health professionals to improve their patient communication, patient education, and health literacy efforts. HCP provides consulting, workshops, webinars, and educational materials, with a focus on connecting with patients in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. HCP also provides an exclusive content platform of free research-based tools and strategies, including the podcast series “10 Minutes to Better Patient Communication,” here on HealthCommunicationPartners.com.
In 2018, HCP expanded its focus to include issues of patient communication, patient education and health literacy as they apply to digital health tools. This also meant expansion of consulting services into the digital health market.
In 2019, HCP launched its communication app, which allows health professionals to practice strategic communication in their phone. It also provides multiple layers of support and robust data analytics.
Dr. Liebel has her Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Language, Literacy and Education. She is a member of the Social Medicine Consortium, a Participant in the National Academy of Medicine Patient & Family Leadership Network, a member of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy, and a member of a global working group for health literacy and non-communicable diseases.
Dr. Liebel has been an invited speaker on health literacy and health communication at multiple organizations including Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, SC Dept. of Health, and the Medical College of Georgia. She has consulted on multiple digital projects and written professional education content for Billing Coding Advantage. Dr. Liebel has presented original research at multiple conferences, including the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, HARC/ICCH, with a focus on health literacy. Dr. Liebel has taught at Clemson University, Western Carolina University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Presbyterian College, among others. She is an award-winning researcher (AERA RTI SIG, 2014) and award winning mentor (Univ of MD Presidential Scholars’ Program, 2008-09). She reviews for multiple peer-review journals. Long before she was Dr. Liebel, Anne Marie also worked in medical records and a startup pharmaceutical research lab.