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Burness Communications has worked in the health policy arena since the company's inception in 1986. We are at the forefront of a range of key health policy issues, and have joined forces with the country's leading health care foundations, research institutions, federal agencies, and health care researchers to effectively communicate what can be done to improve the nation's health.
We have successfully raised awareness of issues ranging from the plight of the uninsured to the effects of rising health care costs. We have disseminated information regarding health professions training, and data about practical issues confronting health information technology deployment.
Beyond traditional health policy issues, Burness has worked extensively in medical ethics, supporting two presidentially-appointed panels on the topic, and tackling issues from end-of-life care to intellectual property rights, from stem cell research to medical record confidentiality. And as awareness has grown about the social determinants of health outside of health care – factors in our everyday environments that exert tremendous influence on our sickness and health – Burness has been an active player in the field.
Health policy discussions can easily descend into the technical and the arcane. It is our aim to convey complex policy issues clearly, to capture the attention of policymakers, media and stakeholders, and to keep the focus on the ultimate goal – lives improved and saved.
In recent years, we have: