Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL is the Founder and a Principal at Strategic Communication Resources. Renata is a public health, healthcare, global health, and social innovation specialist with experience in a variety of settings, including the United States and several countries in Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa. For over 20 years, she has worked at the interface of health systems, health equity/social determinants of health, community health, community and patient engagement, strategy design, risk communication, and communication for behavioral, social and organizational change to improve health and social outcomes among a variety of groups and populations.
Her work at Strategic Communication Resources has focused on building capacity for strategic approaches to address health, social and human rights issues, strategy design, qualitative research and review studies, community engagement, participatory planning and human-centered design, and intervention design and/or program evaluation as related to many health and social topics, including child health disparities, healthcare systems, cultural competence, infant mortality prevention, health disparities/health equity, chronic malnutrition, immunization, vaccine hesitancy, oral health, immigrant health, epidemics and emerging diseases, and global handwashing. Her consulting experience includes leading organizations such as the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP); the Ministry of Health of Rwanda; New York University College of Dentistry; the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, HHS Office of Minority Health; Solving Kids’ Cancer; UNICEF; the World Bank; and the World Health Organization. Spanning over 15+ years, her capacity building and training experience via her different affiliations includes hundreds of participants from 350+ U.S. and international organizations.