Jennifer J. Salopek

Strategic Communications Consultant

Washington, DC, Metro Area

Jennifer J. Salopek

Experienced communicator and leader with a proven track record in association and nonprofit communications, specializing in healthcare policy and advocacy.



Fuel For Change At Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Inova Fairfax Hospital began laying the groundwork for a new cancer facility for its campus in 2012, envisioning a simple medical office building for outpatient cancer services on a greenfield site north of the hospital. But a year into planning, a wooded, 117-acre campus across the street from the flagship—the former headquarters of ExxonMobil corporation—went on the market, presenting a tremendous opportunity to the hospital’s owner, Inova Health System, to rethink everything.
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How Can We Dismantle Health Equity Barriers In Research?

Research funders must be vigilant in working purposefully toward health equity. As a community, we must examine biases that may be hidden in our processes and may be promoting inequities inadvertently. There are many possible reasons, including health inequities in data systems that are used in research; the research topics that are solicited; and potential bias in evaluating grant proposals.
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ASPPH Task Force on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis

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Medicaid Coverage for Nursing Homes: Don't 'Spend Down' Without a Plan

En español | If you are the caregiver for someone who needs long-term care, Medicaid coverage may help with some or all of the expenses. But it's important to tread very carefully. First, some basic facts: Medicaid is a program run by the states following federal guidelines and is the primary payer nationwide for long-term care services.
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Medicare Home Health Benefits: What Caregiving Costs Are Covered

En español | Medicare, the government's medical insurance for disabled people and retirees 65 and older, isn't designed to pay for 24-hour care for a loved one at home. But with a doctor's orders and plan of care, you can get costs covered for several necessary services if you are caring for a loved one who is homebound because of a chronic illness or injury.
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Space To Breathe At Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

A light-filled sunroom offers 180-degree views of the outdoors. Varied seating options range from high- and low-back chairs to an inviting window seat. Staffed by care ambassadors, the front desk features a nature-inspired lighting fixture as a focal point and a soothing woven backdrop. The living room features two gathering areas, resource stations with computers, and a kitchenette with complimentary beverages and snacks.
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WellnessWorks: Just What The Doctor Ordered

White oak floors and Baltic birch wall panels lend warmth to the clean, modern design of the reception area. Wool-covered acoustic baffles were placed in the hallway to provide sound absorption, while the ceiling was left open for ease of maintenance. Laser-cut screens of MDF line the hallways. The hexagon shape, which occurs frequently in chemistry and nature and is significant in Eastern medicine, is used throughout WellnessWorks to underscore the inclusion of both traditional and alternative practices.
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Finding A Rhythm: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

A double-height entry space with clerestory windows brings in natural light and creates a sense of airiness within the new emergency department at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. A nurses’ station, as seen from the trauma room, features direct access from critical care space and provides a work area for multiple caregivers in a single pod.
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CLO Kirstin Gould of XL Group on Progression in Job Responsibility

Since Kirstin Gould joined the legal department of XL Capital Ltd in Bermuda in 2000, the company has grown exponentially, primarily through a series of mergers and acquisitions. A writer of large commercial risk, XL was co-founded in the 1980s by a coalition of 68 companies seeking a new approach to complex corporate risk that had become too expensive to insure following Hurricane Andrew in 1986.
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“Our most valuable commodity is our time:” GSK’s Dan Troy on Running a Global Legal Department

Dan Troy is senior vice president and general counsel of GSK, a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. The company employs 100,000 people in 150 countries. Troy has been with the company since 2008.
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Chief Legal Officer Mark Holden of Koch Industries talks about striving to be the "counterparty of choice."

In 1995, Mark Holden was "hit by the luck truck," as he puts it—offered a job as a litigation attorney at Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries. Although he and his wife had two young children and a life in Washington, DC, Holden decided to leave his position as an associate with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and relocate the family to Kansas.
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Jennifer J. Salopek

Strategic communications consultant Jennifer Salopek has more than three decades of experience in helping clients convey their messages clearly, concisely, and effectively. Jennifer specializes in making dense technical information accessible to a lay audience through the use of efficient, straightforward prose and visual entry points such as lists, callouts, sidebars, and other devices; and in providing social media promotion and support for projects. Clients call on her for their high-stakes communications needs, such as awards programs and profiles, annual reports, white papers, position statements, and executive speeches and presentations. She offers a complete turnkey solution from theme and message conception, through content development to graphic design, production, and printing. Certified in proofreading and substantive editing, Jennifer has garnered awards from such diverse organizations as the American Society of Health Publication Editors, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the University & College Designers Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a professional certification from The George Washington University.