Strategic Communications Posts

Finding Hope in a Thicket of Bad News

Good news in the fight against climate change: 34 governors have pledged to work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to conserve forests.

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Bright Spots Lighting Up the Nation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize helps elevate communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Here's what makes it special.

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Burning Forests Protects Salmon—and Other Lessons I Learned from the Yurok

In advance of an international climate change summit, Wanda Bautista accompanied a group of communicators and indigenous leaders from more than 30 countries on a trip to the Yurok Reservation in northern California. Here, she reflects on what she learned.

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Burness Proudly Supports Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a bedrock principle of democracy. Our work shows why each of us must do our part to protect it.

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A Memorial for America’s Servicewomen

Thanks to the Women’s Memorial, the stories of America's servicewomen are being preserved—and told.

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The Curb Cut Effect: How A Fix For One Group Benefits Us All

The origins of the football huddle, impact of the GI bill, and the creation of modern-day sidewalk curbs have more in common than you think.

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We Need More Science for Breakfast

Do you know how much science went into that bacon strip on your breakfast plate? This month saw the launch of FedByScience, a coalition of 16 universities telling stories of success in solving problems in farming and food production.

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A Sobering Lens for What Should be a Joyous Time

This year’s County Health Rankings show that health gaps persist not only by place, but also by race and ethnicity. Birthweight is one example.

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Big Bird Is Here to Help

Our favorite Sesame Street characters are helping children learn to cope with traumatic experiences.

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In Northern Virginia, a New Report Reveals Stark Disparities in Opportunity

Interspersed among some of the country's wealthiest communities are “islands of disadvantage.”

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