Posts: Valerie Delva

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Valerie Delva is the SVP, Director, Health Strategy, North America based in Ketchum’s New York office. She leads health strategy and ensures client programming is integrated, cross-functional and taps the many categories of expertise Ketchum has as an agency.

Creativity Designed to SOLVE Problems

by Valerie Delva| April 4, 2017

Last month, I found myself preparing to present at the United Nations alongside a group of top social impact entrepreneurs. We were all finalists in a global competition by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) non-profit SOLVE, which focuses on “solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and partnership.” Many of the finalists […]

Healthcare in 2017: Yes, your doctor will be human. No, fake news cannot be ignored.

by Valerie Delva| January 24, 2017

From the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, this month kicked off a series of environment-setting and industry-shaping conferences for the year. So like many communications professionals taking a look at the year ahead for clients and their organizations, I made my way through a volume of 2017 […]

In the War on Cancer, We All Play a Role in Scaling Progress

by Valerie Delva| October 5, 2016

Ketchum recently supported The Economist Events team as the PR agency for their second annual War on Cancer Forum: Scaling Progress. The event brought together patient advocates and cross-sector experts from technology, finance, analytics, policy, medicine and more for a full day of brainstorming, dialogue and debate. As a health communicator, sitting in a room […]

Paging Dr. Smartphone: How Tech is Disrupting Healthcare

by Lisa Sullivan and Valerie Delva| September 14, 2016

When was the last time you asked Siri a question about your health? As little as five years ago, that might have sounded like a crazy question. Today, not so much. Many of us share more personal information with our smartphones or wearables than we do with our closest friends. How many steps do we […]