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Frances Heilig

Vice President, Communication Research, Strategy, and Outreach

Frances Heilig is a health communications professional with 30 years of experience guiding and inspiring teams and providing strategic counsel on federal and nonprofit programs. She brings proven expertise in communicating and translating biomedical science and health topics for the public, health professionals, partner organizations, and the media on behalf of NIH, CDC, FDA, and SAMHSA, as well as nonprofits and university medical centers.  Her experience spans national education programs and campaigns, pilot programs, and highly targeted community-based programs focused on behavior change and improved outcomes related to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS.  Frances has devoted her career to focusing on communities disproportionately affected by many health issues, including African Americans, Hispanics, older adults, and rural communities. Currently, she is Vice President of the Communication Research, Strategy and Outreach division at Fors Marsh Group (FMG), where she leads and expands FMG’s capabilities in health communication research and social marketing. Prior to joining FMG, she led the health communications practice at ICF and was a senior leader in the social marketing group at Ogilvy Washington.

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