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Expanding Health Care Icons

Expanding Health Care Access and Coverage Icons

Remember the Iconathon event I talked about a while back? The final icon set, developed from the symbols created during the workshop, can be seen in the image above.

Many of the icons from this set were used in the new Health Care Policy and Financing website. I was part of the design team that re-designed the site to be more consumer-friendly, with a focus on the Coloradans who are trying to obtain and use health care coverage. Late last month, the website was presented with a Silver Leaf Award from Colorado Healthcare Communicators in the category of Website – Budget under $15,000. I am super excited about the award and honored to have been a part of the re-design process! Take a look at a snapshot of the new website’s homepage below:

Screen capture of  colorado.gov/hcpf homepage

Expanding Health Care Access and Coverage Icons used in the re-design of the colorado.gov/hcpf website

 

You can downloaded the icons for free from The Noun Project’s website at this link (note: the site doesn’t work well in Internet Explorer; use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox instead): http://thenounproject.com/HCPF/#.

How would YOU use these icons? How else can the health care industry develop better tools to communicate with the public? Share your ideas and thoughts below!

 
The views expressed in this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. I neither claim nor imply that I am speaking on the Department’s behalf.

Expanding Health Care Iconathon

Expanding Health Care Icons

Expanding Health Care Icons

This past July, I had the opportunity to participate in a super cool event called an Iconathon. Iconathons are design workshops hosted by The Noun Project and a sponsoring organization where a bunch of like-minded people get together to create icons (symbols) that represent a specific civil topic or theme. The theme for the Denver Iconathon was Expanding Health Care Access and Coverage.

During the event, participants developed symbols for 18 pre-selected referents. The final icon set can be seen in the image above, and can be downloaded for free from The Noun Project’s website at this link (please note that the site doesn’t work very well in Internet Explorer; use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox instead): http://thenounproject.com/HCPF/#

Here’s a blog post about the event by The Noun Project: http://thenounproject.tumblr.com/post/61032491330/new-health-care-icons-added-to-public-domain

Do you have ideas for how to use these icons? How else can the health care industry develop better tools to communicate with the public? Share your ideas and thoughts below!

 
The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. I neither claim nor imply that I am speaking on the Department’s behalf.