About Tom Jones and Nancy Turett

Tom Jones is a senior communications specialist with more than twenty years of healthcare-specific experience developing and executing award-winning public relations and corporate communications initiatives, building and managing high-performance communications teams, and driving measurable business results for his clients.



Nancy Turett is health strategist and communications innovator. At WholeView, she works with leaders across sectors to build holistic initiatives that drive individual, enterprise and societal well-being and sustainability. A member of the executive team at Edelman for two decades, she founded the global health practice, thought leading research IP, and best practices in health communications and global client relationships that have become industry benchmarks. Nancy’s previous employment includes Mount Sinai, University of Virginia Medical Center, and US Head Start. Nancy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

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Communications Is Vital To Health, So Let’s Align On How We Talk About It

Generations ago, knowledge about how to protect health, detect disease, slow progression, and cure anything was limited. The communications priorities were for doctors to break the bad news gently and for loved ones to be supportive. Today, with so much more that can be done at every phase, communications can provide insight, drive conversation, inspire thinking, and spark action that protects, improves and extends life.

But it’s clear we often don’t share a common understanding of what important terms mean. Long-held definitions have become obsolete, others inaccurate, and many just too narrow.

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