Social Change, the Vanguard Way

Innovation. Passion. Integrity. Quality. These core values drive the talented staff of Vanguard Communications, an award-winning, Hispanic woman-owned public relations and social marketing firm that focuses exclusively on communicating for social change. Our approaches are research-based, collaborative and culturally inclusive. Learn more.


SAMHSA opens nominations for Voice Awards to TV, film, and consumer/peer leaders in behavioral health

National awards program to spotlight the unique mental health and substance use challenges of young adults WASHINGTON—The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Voice Awards. The awards program recognizes consumer/peer leaders and TV and film professionals who use their work and personal stories of resilience to …more

4 Million Uninsured People With Mental Illness Will Be Denied Health Insurance Because Their Home States Refuse to Participate in the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program

Nearly 75 Percent of These 4 Million Uninsured People With Mental Health Conditions Reside in 11 Southern States That Opted Out of the New Program Alexandria, Va. — A new groundbreaking study shows that nearly 4 million people with mental illnesses who are uninsured reside in the 25 states that have refused to participate in …more

Improved Practice Laws Sweep 42 States and DC to Bridge Healthcare Gaps

States Modernizing PA Practice Laws to Increase Access to Quality Care, According to AAPA ALEXANDRIA, VA – As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize physician assistant (PA) practice laws to increase access to quality healthcare and reduce patient wait …more



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