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Putting People First by Promoting Employee Wellness

As a people-first organization and a proud leader in the international B Corp community, FMG welcomes the opportunity to celebrate National Wellness Month throughout the month of August. We are deeply committed to empowering our employees to be well in all aspects of their personal and professional lives all year, which we know has been more challenging during the COVID-19 pand ...

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Fors Marsh Group Awarded Second Contract Supporting National COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Social Marketing Campaign Aims to Educate the Public and Boost Vaccination Rates.Fors Marsh Group (FMG) announced that it was awarded a second contract, valued at $150 million, for the nationwide COVID-19 Public Education Campaign by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Pu ...

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New Report by Recovery Experts Advocates Expanding Research to Help People With Substance Use Disorder

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) announced today the completion of phase one of its multiphase partnership with Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) with a new report and set of recommendations that serve as a road map for public and private sector organizations to expand and prioritize research around recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), also known as drug and alcohol dep ...

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Fors Marsh Group Embarks on a New Challenge: Improving the Resourcing of Recovery

The United States entered the new decade with a global pandemic affecting people, economies, and education at levels not seen since the great World Wars. The COVID-19 pandemic has captured society’s full attention, as we have seen the worldwide death toll mount to over 210,000 in less than a year. And, while our collective focus remains on the coronavirus, the sad realities of ...

How Mixed Method Research Reduces Counterproductive Behavior

Sexual assault remains an insidious threat not only in American communities, but in academic and professional environments. For those disproportionately affected—military members, college students, women in male-dominated jobs—the effects of sexual assault are traumatic. Recent social efforts (e.g., #MeToo, #MeTooSTEM) have brought renewed attention to sexual assault in various ...

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Making Our Mark: Diversifying Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Recruitment Efforts

Each May, Older Americans Month is observed to celebrate the contributions being made by older adults across the country. The 2020 theme is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging everyone—older and younger people alike—to use their time and talents to make a difference in their communities, in the lives of older adults, and in support of those who care for older adults. Within the next ...

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Using Person-Centric Language to Combat Stigma and Increase Health Literacy

Last week, members of Fors Marsh Group’s Communication Research Strategy and Outreach Division attended the Society for Health Communication’s 2020 Virtual Summit. Over the course of two days, we, along with nearly 300 other health and communications professionals, heard from experts about the role of health communications in the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for buildin ...

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Supporting Employee Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a few short months, our world has changed. The emergence of COVID-19 has touched all our lives and there isn’t a clear end in sight. The fear, anxiety, and stress will undoubtedly have psychological repercussions on a global scale as far reaching as the disease itself. We’re already seeing an increase in mental health concerns across the United States. Remote therapy service ...

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Qual, Quant, and Quarantine

Health events and outbreaks can happen at any time, and as we have seen with COVID-19, they can happen fast. In these situations, it is important for researchers conducting in-person data collection to consider their own health and safety, the possibility of becoming a vector for illness through their travels, and the health and safety of their participants. However, when a hea ...

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Coronavirus Added to the Long List of Threats to the Electoral Process

Election officials in states and localities across the country have always been aware of the need for preparedness. Managing the voting process by its very nature requires extensive preparation—choosing and staffing polling places, designing and printing ballots, building and maintaining voter lists, procuring and managing voting technology, etc.—but increasingly, the work of g ...

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How Fors Marsh Group Is Preparing Its Staff and Its Business for COVID-19

As a mission-driven certified B Corporation, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) works with clients across the country and the world to solve social, commercial, and health-related challenges. Our research, evaluation, and health communication experts are accustomed to tackling complex challenges, but we are grappling these days with the same question many companies are: What does it look l ...

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How to Support Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental illness is pervasive, with one in five adults experiencing its effects in a given year. Chances are you have a friend, family member, or coworker living with a mental illness—although you may not know it. For the 46.6 million people who are impacted by mental illness, Mental Illness Awareness Month is likely not something they openly acknowledge because of the stigma tha ...

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