Health Union Announces Acceptance to Present at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

PHILADELPHIA – June 21, 2018 – Health Union, LLC has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego. The presentation, based on the abstract titled “Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: A self-reported survey,” will occur at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.

The presentation will:

  • Describe the relationship between perceived medication effectiveness and treatment satisfaction
  • Identify the factors that influence patients when making personal evaluations of medication effectiveness
  • Explain the extent to which patient-specific and condition-specific factors affect the nature of these relationships

The presentation’s abstract was authored by Health Union’s Kate Volpicelli Leonard, MPH, director of community development; Courtney Robertson, Ph.D., senior research director for insights; and LB Herbert, Ph.D., executive director of research and analytics.

According to the APHA’s website, the Annual Meeting and Expo, which runs this year from Nov. 10-14, is the “largest annual gathering of public health professionals,” with more than 12,000 people in attendance and thousands of new abstracts presented each year.

About Health Union, LLC

Health Union integrates the power of human connection and technology, uniting people in the shared experiences of life with chronic health conditions. The company creates condition-specific online ecosystems – publishing original, daily content and continuously cultivating social conversation – to support, educate and connect millions of people with challenging, chronic health concerns. Today, the Health Union family of brands includes 18 online health communities, including,, and