Blog  /  04.05.2022

Striving for a Healthier Tomorrow for “Our Planet, Our Health”

It’s no secret that throughout this pandemic, healthcare providers, scientists, frontline workers, and others have sacrificed each and every day for the greater good. Yet despite their selfless commitment and fight to ensure a healthier tomorrow for us all, so many also have been forced to push through and overcome the misinformation and declining trust in scientists that has taken hold. According to a Pew Research Center study, only 29 percent of U.S. adults say they have a great deal of confidence in scientists to act in the best interests of the public—down from 39 percent in November 2020.

At a time when unity and a commitment to science and public health is more important than ever, a change in that trajectory is critical. As both communicators and citizens of the world, FOVNDRY has a dual role to play in shifting the narrative.

Through our work with and on behalf of numerous health and science clients such as ASTHO, US Pharmacopeia, and AGU, FOVNDRY is committed to amplifying the voices and perspectives of these mission-oriented organizations through strategic and thoughtful approaches to reaching and engaging with key stakeholder audiences with timely and relevant information.

But we can do more—both in the office, and outside of it. That’s why we’re committing individually and as a team to do our part for “Our Planet, Our Health”.


“I plan to leave my car at home more often and bike or walk to places more.” – Hillarie Turner, Account Director

“I am committed to reducing my carbon footprint by taking transit, carpooling, biking and walking whenever possible.” – Jennifer Bolick, Marketing Strategist


“In our recent new home search, energy efficiency was a must—so we chose a home with solar panels installed and are committed to utilizing more sustainable forms of energy.” – Jess Burnside, Account Executive

“As Spring rolls around, we’ll set our thermostat to “Eco” mode to ensure it’s not running while we’re out of the house—and open our windows as much as possible while we’re home to cut down on energy consumption.” – Megan Neapolitan, Chief Operating Officer


“I’m working on balancing my diet with more locally-sourced, organic products, so am embracing buying produce from local farmer’s markets.” – Camille Helmig, Account Coordinator

Healthy Lifestyles

“We make all of our own meals rather than eating out. Instead of making a number of trips to buy groceries, we intentionally purchase two months’ worth at a time.” – Michael Davidson, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

“As the weather warms up, I’m committing to bringing my boys with me on runs (in the stroller) so we can all get a bit more exercise and time outdoors.” – Jase Neapolitan, Creative Director

Consumption + Shopping

“I made a promise to my teenage daughter: Avoid single-use plastic.” – Gerald Mitchell, Chief Creative Officer


Share with us steps you are taking for a #HealthierTomorrow.

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FOVNDRY (formerly Van Eperen) is an award-winning, fully integrated communications agency that has made its mark in the public and private sectors, plus a variety of membership-based associations since 2004. We craft custom solutions for multiple industries, including: Health & Science, Transportation, Real Estate, Education, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more. With offices in Rockville and Baltimore, our Maryland-based PR and marketing firm also fulfills the creative and branding needs of businesses and organizations in the DMV and beyond.

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