The NHLBI Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications (OSPEEC) provides comprehensive, integrated, and technology-driven communications support for all matters relating to outreach-oriented programs and activities directed toward the Institute's vision and mission; serves as the Institute’s focal point for establishing and implementing information and education programs; develops short- and long-term communication policies and strategies in support of the mission and priorities of the NHLBI; addresses emerging and evolving communications, science planning and policy issues in consultation with internal and external stakeholders; provides a comprehensive and integrated information dissemination and education capability to ensure rapid, accurate, and consistent communications to the constituencies served by NHLBI; sets and provides oversight of policies and processes governing public-facing information channels including, but not limited to, NHLBI’s digital platforms; promotes the evolving NHLBI identity, and coordinates and integrates the activities of the Engagement and Media Relations Branch; Health Education and Digital Information Dissemination Branch; and Science Policy, Outreach, and Reporting Branch.
Engagement and Media Relations Branch
The Engagement and Media Relations Branch implements and maintains communications between the NHLBI and the general public and internal and external audiences to ensure broad dissemination of NHLBI messages. The branch engages and fosters relationships with key stakeholder audiences; maintains the Director's Messages and NHLBI Newsroom; acts as special events coordinator; oversees media relations; and advances the public face of the NHLBI.
Health Education and Digital Information Dissemination Branch
The Health Education and Digital Information Dissemination 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 heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders; provides consulting services for digital outreach, printing, graphic design, and publication layout; provides support for NHLBI exhibits, product marketing, and printed media; and provides clearance support for the NHLBI’s print and Web-based content, ensuring the Institute’s disseminations meet the NIH and HHS clearance requirements. The branch engages and fosters relationships with organizations and groups representing audiences who stand to benefit from NHLBI’s information.
Science Policy, Outreach, and Reporting Branch
The Science Policy, Outreach, and Reporting Branch provides support to the Institute's Director, Divisions, and Offices and engages and fosters relationships with constituent groups representing key stakeholder audiences. It establishes goals and implements procedures and policies to accomplish them, conducts scientific program analyses, develops scientific and technical reports on Institute activities, and coordinates the Institute's science policy, legislative, and government relations functions.
The Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications (OSPEEC)
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