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The Office of Communications (OC)

The NHLBI Office of Communications provides a comprehensive, integrated, and technology-supported communications capability for all matters relating to the communication of the Institute�s vision, Strategic Plan, and mission oriented program activities and accomplishments to internal and external audience; initiates, develops, and implements a dynamic, proactive, audience-centric communications program; mission-oriented; involves multiple groups on a national and international level and leverages the communications resources of local, national, and international sources, including interest groups; evaluates the effectiveness of communications activities; and coordinates and integrates activities of the Public Affairs and the Health Campaigns & Consumer Services Branches.

Public Affairs Branch

The Public Affairs Branch implements and maintains mutual communications between the NHLBI and the general public and internal and external audiences; maintains the Director�s, NHLBI Newsroom, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Web sites; and Strategic Plan Web sites; acts as event coordinator; oversees media relations; and advances the public face of the NHLBI.

Health Campaigns & Consumer Services Branch

The Health Campaigns and Consumer Services Branch utilizes the latest health and consumer communications, behavioral and social marketing research in planning communications strategies; develops consumer messages and public education campaigns for COPD, Women and heart disease, and sickle cell disease; provides consulting services for printing, graphic design and publication layout, and provides support for NHLBI exhibits, product marketing and printed media and provides clearance support for the NHLBI's print and Web-based publications, ensuring the Institute's disseminations meet the NIH and the HHS clearance requirements.

Office of Communications (OC)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
ATTN: Website Inquiries
31 Center Drive, MSC 2480
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2480

Phone numbers are available in the Abbreviated Staff Directory.



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