Jennifer J. Salopek

Strategic Communications Consultant

Washington, DC, Metro Area

Jennifer J. Salopek

Experienced leader with proven track record in association and nonprofit communications with a specialization in advocacy for health professions specialty societies. Skilled at such strategic, mission-critical projects as award program communications plans, annual reports, membership campaigns, social media campaigns, and more.



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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Making Law Students Part of the Global Health Team

In their paper in the December 2015 issue of Healthcare, Virginia Rowthorn and Jody Olsen discuss the evolution of the Center for Global Education Initiatives (CGEI) at their institution, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The UMB Faculty and Student Interprofessional Global Health Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 for an interprofessional global health project that includes students from at least two different schools.
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Briefing Recap: Barriers To Care For Patients With Complex Health Needs

The 2015 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, the 18th annual, gathered information from thousands of primary care physicians in 10 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The results showed that while a majority of respondents feel well prepared to manage the care of patients with complex needs, their ability to provide enhanced access and care management is hindered by significant communication and coordination challenges.
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“How might we…” redesign medical education?

What does “medical education” really mean? In its current form, it means four years of medical school with mostly synchronous, live instruction by a faculty member, followed by three to seven years of residency. But what if we took all of our existing notions about medical education and threw them out the window?

At Stanford Medicine X | ED, breakthroughs and a prescription for change

As editor of Wing of Zock for the past four years, I’ve had the honor of learning about hundreds, perhaps thousands, of innovative ideas to reimagine medical education. On the first day of the inaugural Stanford Medicine X | ED conference Wednesday, I got enough new ideas to fuel a year’s worth of posts.

Precision Medicine and the Women of Impact

There is much in common between the goals of the initiative and the mission of our organization; Terry and Bonham saw much to celebrate. For Terry, who became involved in advocacy after her two children were diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, the initiative represents a coming together of her personal, professional, and avocational lives.
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Stanford #MedX to Take On #MedEd with New Academy Initiative

In an announcement at Stanford Medicine X this morning, conference director Larry Chu, MD, revealed his plans to launch The MedX Academy, a multi-prong initiative aimed at disrupting medical education in much the same way that Medicine X attempts to disrupt the patient–provider relationship. Its goals:
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Women of Impact: Addressing Health Care's Broken Windows

How women leaders are using collective impact to fix what is broken in health care
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At tourist attractions nationwide, cellphone apps can enhance your visit

What did I want to do, my adoring family asked, on Mother's Day? Go to Six Flags! I know: It's a nontraditional alternative to brunch and spa treatments. But as a lifelong roller coaster addict, I was eager to try out the amusement park's new iPhone app, Fun Finder, and see how it might enhance a day among the rides.
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A Frozen Expression

One Friday afternoon in January, after a week battling strep throat and the first ear infection of my adult life, my mouth and lips started to feel a little dry. Lip balm didn't seem to help. That evening, I noticed that I was having difficulty blinking my right eye. It was as if the eye didn't close completely.
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Better Healthcare for All Americans: A Proposed Agenda

All Americans deserve better healthcare. Fortunately, there is consensus around what “better†means: lower costs, higher quality, greater efficiency, and an improved experience for patients and their families. There’s no need for 30 more years of debate! These actions are achievable and transformative.


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.