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Now more than ever, getting accurate, evidence-based health messages to the public is vital. Effective messaging on health topics protects the public and saves lives. The health communications team at TVG consists of veteran public health researchers and communicators, who know how to create health messaging and campaigns that resonate with target audiences and lead to positive behavior change. Conducting research with the target audience shapes the creative direction of new campaigns while comparative studies can measure changes in behaviors over time. Whether it’s getting a flu shot or wearing a mask, our team can develop and implement campaigns to protect the public from ongoing threats caused by infectious and chronic disease. We work with academic researchers, public health agencies, state and local health departments, universities, and more.

William H. Ayers “They have a wide variety of experts who can help you prepare for unexpected events. They do a very good job of training, which gets you prepared for the types of scenarios that you can encounter when you’re in front of a camera. That training was invaluable. They helped us put together a message in a short time, and helped us present our message in a coherent fashion.” — William H. Ayers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mississippi Lime Company Dr. Benjamin Akande “In my perspective, they are one of the best in terms of crisis communication. And they’ve done it for many years with many organizations. But, more importantly, they’ve actually created systems and concepts that allow organizations to sail through a crisis.” — Dr. Benjamin Akande, President of Champlain College Mike Schoedel "TVG provided design for our newsletter, media training for department heads, help with messaging points, and provided critical communications support for new public buildings, community center, and public works." — Mike Schoedel, Former City Manager for Cities of Frontenac, Richmond Heights and Clayton David Derfel “My personal experience with The Vandiver Group has been exceptional. I feel like they have our back and they want to see us succeed.” — David Derfel, Chief Operating Officer of Northmoor Country Club Bob Brendel “We had a project where we needed a website and ways to keep stakeholders engaged in the work. The Vandiver Group delivered. They met expectations and were responsive to our input along the way.” — Bob Brendel, Special Assignments Coordinator, MoDOT Bonny Filandrinos "I felt that the professionals who worked with and coached me took a personal interest in helping me tell my company story. They helped me understand the essence of what my business was all about and how to best tell our story." —Bonny Filandrinos, Staffing Solutions Inc. Diane Compardo "I became a member of TVG’s advisory board several years ago. I’ve seen the quality of the work they do first-hand, and I’m especially impressed with their crisis communications efforts, campaigns and media relations work, and their ability to get results in print, broadcast and social channels for clients of all sizes." — Diane Compardo, Partner, The Compardo Team, Moneta Group Pam Stevens “Thank you for your help ensuring the outstanding execution of an event that was so significant to our region, and beyond. From start to finish, this was a total collaborative effort. That teamwork, along with your deep expertise and seamless execution of a complex event, made working with your team a complete pleasure. We are convinced you were the right resource for this project.” — Pam Stevens, Strategic Communications Liaison, AllianceSTL Leonard Toenjes, CAE “In my role as Chair of the MSD Rate Commission, it was imperative that we get the word out to the general public about hearings and developments in our rate case. TVG did an outstanding job of utilizing the appropriate media outlets and options to insure that people who would be impacted by MSD rates had the information about opportunities to participate and comment during our proceedings. I was very positively impressed by their creativity and professionalism." — Leonard Toenjes, CAE, President, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri Tony Marusic “When UnitedHealthcare wanted a strong firm to carry our messages to several important states in the Midwest, I had the good fortune of meeting the team at TVG. I have every confidence that they will foster and maintain the media relationships and important connections that UnitedHealthcare relies on to raise awareness and visibility about our programs and initiatives in the region.” — Tony Marusic, Communications Director, UnitedHealthcare Tony Marusic “I turned to the TVG team to help me generate buzz and push out content to increase our global brand for our series of preeminent genome science and technology conferences, where top global researchers, leaders and innovators meet to announce new discoveries, cutting edge breakthroughs and to collaborate. TVG helped us build interest, manage social media content for each meeting, and they shot fantastic video for use on our website and in our social channels." — Leisa Zigman, President, The Genome Partnership