Creating Results

Leveraging the Voices of The Big Cities Health Coalition

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 55 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and of one in six Americans.

Although the Coalition has existed for over a decade, the organization recently pivoted to add a strong media relations program in to its mission, establishing itself as the leading voice of America’s urban public health departments. To meet this new goal, Brass Ring Communications created and executed a communications strategy for the organization that reinvigorated its website, created a blog, and put a new emphasis on establishing and deepening relationships with members of the media. Much of the work focuses on raising awareness about the essential role of local health departments in protecting Americans’ well being, and articulating the consequences if their work is undermined by federal funding cuts.

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Executing a Grand Event for The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. To reestablish the organization’s mission and ideals with Washington influencers as Congress geared up to debate tax reform, Brass Ring Communications helped plan and execute a roundtable and gala on Capitol Hill.

The event included a roundtable discussion moderated by Fox News host Bret Baier Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas, and 30 Congressional staff members and tax reporters.

The roundtable was followed by dinner, featuring Host of CBS’s Face the Nation, John Dickerson, and Secretary Panetta. With 180 attendees, including over a dozen members of Congress, the event exceeded the organization’s goals and expectations.

Celebrating The Reinvention of The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is vibrant a non-profit community and arts center located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  The community is located in a renovated Civil War era architectural landmark, which opened as a naval hospital 150 years ago.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its reinvention as the Hill Center and the 150th anniversary of the Old Naval hospital, Brass Ring Communications promoted the fresh programming of the organization, with a special emphasis on outlets that appeal to Millennials, and advised the staff and board on how to prepare a celebratory community event.

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