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Inform, Engage, and Activate Your Audience.

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As a health professional, you care about your patients and want them to be engaged and ready to take action to improve their health.  That’s not easy but it’s achievable.  Let us help you!


Matiella Health Communications (MHC) develops powerful, culturally tailored, entertaining and easy to understand content, materials and approaches for diverse populations.  We are social marketers, storytellers and human-centered designers.  We specialize in bilingual – bicultural health communications and in developing culturally tailored content and tools to help you engage and activate your audience.


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    Our Services    

Get to Know Your Audience!


  • Culturally tailored qualitative research

  • Bilingual, bicultural focus group facilitation

  • Dual language field testing, user testing

  • Pre- and post-testing

Social Marketing
Latinx Social Marketing Experts
  • Audience-centered health communications design

  • Discovery workshops

  • Branding workshops

  • Latinx marketing workshops

  • Public Health communication campaigns

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Content Development Experts
Health Communications


  • Transcreations not Translations

  • Bilingual, bicultural health content creation

  • Engaging and easy-to-read materials

  • Plain Language experts

Visual Storytelling
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words


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Colorful revistas / pictorial magazi
Colorful revistas / pictorial magazi

“Start Walking” Colorful revistas / pictorial magazines are a great entertainment education tool that inform and encourage without being preachy and judgmental. “Start Walking!” / “iA Caminar!” uses a Stages of Change approach to encourage readers to take the low anxiety, high-esteem action steps to positive change.

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Debes Saber – You Need to Know is a
Debes Saber – You Need to Know is a

Debes Saber – You Need to Know is a bilingual fotonovela/revista produced for the New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program. It was the lead piece in one of the most successful mammogram campaigns conducted in the state of New Mexico resulting in a 300% increase in mammography among Latina women over the age of 50.

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Do It For Them!
Do It For Them!

Produced for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – National Diabetes Education Program, “Do it for Them! Hazlo por ellos!” is a bilingual fotonovela that encourages healthy nutrition and physical fintess for the whole family.

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Portland, Oregon  97206

7 Avenida Vista Grande, PMB 468

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508


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