Sara Rattigan, MS | MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Sara Rattigan, MS

Sara Rattigan, MS, is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a public health communicator whose passion is fueled in finding creative approaches to promote health and well-being among young people. She oversees the execution of all production and marketing efforts related to the Center’s original multi-media content, social media outreach, speaking engagements, and public relations.

Sara’s background in health communications – including a graduate degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and nearly seven years working at the MA Department of Public Health – drives her charge to ground even the most creative work within a public health framework, in order to maximize and demonstrate impact. Her public health background is combined with seven years administrative and project management experience working in higher education, including in Harvard University’s Title IX Office.

Sara has presented locally and nationally (including in schools) on topics such as patient-provider communication, injury prevention among youth, and the development of visual and story-based content to enhance learning. She also led the development and launch of Getting Hurt Is Not In Your Job Description, a Massachusetts-wide social marketing campaign to raise awareness among young workers about injury prevention and their rights and responsibilities on the job, and connect them with available state and federal resources to learn more.

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