Inform. Inspire. Empower.
with Mebane Media Communications, LLC
public health | student affairs
Compelling stories based on your data or work
You turned your data into an awesome analysis and report or publication.
It’s no longer good enough to let your awesome work sit on a shelf for only other researchers to understand. Work with MMC to get your results out there. We help you translate your evidence back into the narratives that motivated your work in the first place. Reach different audiences to inform, inspire and empower….and, ok, influence.
Podcasts. Blogs. Videos. Television. Newsletters. Strategy. And, more.
You have some great stories to complement your technical reports and presentations. Or, you need to keep hundreds of stakeholders updated.
Your stakeholders, clients, funders and the general public want more than text-filled newsletters, emails or blogs. Take your communications up a notch. We help you choose the best creative tools for you to really reach large audiences, especially through mass media. And, we can produce it for you.
Production. Connections. Community Engagement.
You have a great fiction or non-fiction story with a public health or health services angle, or you are developing a show, documentary, film or online series. From a communications perspective, there is no “Now what?.” Still, we can be a great resource for you, too.
+ ORIGINAL CONTENT. Podcasts. Blogs. Films. Events. And, more.
Arts & Entertainment I have watched every episode of the Supernatural on the CW (some of them twice), and I really enjoy the zingers. Most of the characters have a wicked wit that make you pay attention. Because, if you blink (audibly speaking), you might miss...
TOOLS: This morning I encouraged public health experts to participate in a Twitter Town Hall Meeting at #StopGunViolence. I think it’s important for public discourse to include perspectives and views backed by evidence, even if the research is only related...
Though it may be obvious, it’s still worth making the point that successful translation and communication of your research starts with reasonable and specific goals. Similar to the research process, you can’t select the best data or methods or interpret...
TAKES: One of the disadvantages of the current podcast universe is that there is no one place to go online to find all of them. And, if you want to learn about (or be entertained by) something specific…forget about it. Sometimes a general browser search is not...
TOOL: If you listen to public radio or follow news-related programs or talk shows on television, you probably have heard of podcasts. Even well-established entertainment shows (The Dan Patrick Show, The Dr. Drew Show and This American Life), blogs (Hollywood Life...
This summer, I had the honor of hosting a session at AcademyHealth’s 2015 Annual Research Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. The title of the session was “Research Narratives 3.0: Tips, Tools and Takes from Masters of Storytelling.” My guests were Tony...
Between Empire and Infinitely Polar Bear, bipolar disorder seems to be having a moment in popular culture right now…which is awesome! As a graduate student in the early 1990s, I was taught about stigma associated with mental health issues. Hopefully, people with...
The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) initiatives were Encore!s before Encore! were Encores! Founded in 1983, EIC’s mission is to: [Encourage] the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues....
I enjoy watching the Netflix original show House of Cards! I studied politics and health policy because I want to have a role in improving the quality of information that informs our health policy decisions. I am also intrigued by the drama of the political process....
Felicia E. Mebane, PhD, MSPH
Consultant | Producer | Nerd
Dr. Mebane helps her clients tell their stories in ways that help all of us have better individual and community health. With her signature blend of creativity and conciseness, she produces informative and timely public health content for her clients, including producers, writers and other arts and entertainment professionals. She also helps individuals, professional organizations, universities, foundations and others share their research and work with a variety of audiences, including policymakers, the general public, bloggers and journalists.
Dr. Mebane also shares a her own stories and ideas through blogs, social media and podcasts. She personally writes on public health communications, health policy and health care, and collaborates with her network of experts to support other topics, including public health and education.
World-class Training and Experience
Dr. Mebane earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and developed leadership and management skills as GE and AARP. Her public health training, including an MSPH from UNC-CH and a PhD from Harvard University, focused on health policy and communications.
Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Dr. Mebane conducted research and taught as an Assistant Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she also served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Featured Partner: Charmil Y. Davis
Charmil Y. Davis is an award-winning, multi-media journalist and New Jersey native who started her broadcasting career in 2002. Soon after she landed a spot as a host on “Positively Plainfield,” a weekly on air show featuring Former Mayor of Plainfield, N.J., Al McWilliams. Next, Charmil went into the field reporting on Newark City Hall’s fierce political scene. Her tenacity, thoroughness and smooth voice led to ever expanding opportunities to cover a wide range of important issues at local and national levels (such as violence, health care and politics), produce and host more radio shows and report on important cultural influences, such as sports.
With New Jersey and White House press credentials, she scored multiple high-profile interviews with political and policy elite, including:
- President Barack Obama
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
- Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey
- Former New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon S. Corzine
- New Jersey’s very first African American Woman speaker of the General Assembly, Sheila Y. Oliver
- U.S. Congressman Charlie Rangel, Harlem, NY
Inspired by a recent harrowing experience, Charmil became the Executive Producer of “Tragedy, Heartbreak, and Tears,” a documentary on the Newark Schoolyard Killings that was recognized in Associated Press coverage in 2015. Also, stay tuned for her public relations work with Shalga Hightower, mother of Iofemi Hightower, a victim of the Newark Schoolyard Killings. Charmil is also partnering with Dr. Mebane to give voice to people affected by violence and cancer and continue reporting on issues and policymakers.