Health&Healing is a product of Health & Healing, Inc., based in Chapel Hill.
Contact us at:
P.O. Box 16236
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Health&Healing is a bimonthly publication (February, April, June, August, October, December) distributed free to 700+ locations in the Greater Triangle area. Established in 1990, it has become the area’s leading consumer publication providing information about local health and wellness issues.
40,000 copies of each issue are distributed through health care facilities (doctors’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, pharmacies) and high-traffic locations (Whole Foods stores, libraries, UNC medical complex, fitness centers). Each issue remains in active, every-day circulation throughout each publication cycle.
Our audience includes health care consumers and health care practitioners, and both long-time and first-time readers. For two decades, Health&Healing has proven an extremely effective medium for linking health care practices and businesses with readers interested in their services. If you are interested in advertising or participating in the publication, click on “Contact Us” to the right to request a full media kit.
Health&Healing is, by design, a model of collaboration, much like a “co-op” newsletter: All participants share of their time and resources in the preparation, printing, and distribution of the publication.
Each issue of Health&Healing features a specific health care topic, which serves as a focal point for articles and, often, for ads. A sampling of past topics includes “women’s health,” “toxicity,” “children’s health,” “rejuvenation,” and “surgery.” Among the topics in 2015: “the search for longevity,” “understanding, easing & eliminating pain,” and “critical environmental issues”
Each issue of Health&Healing is read by as many as 70,000+ adults. The publication is designed—through its editorial content and distribution system—to serve two principal groups of readers:
- Relatively affluent people (a majority of whom are women) who have a specific interest in health issues generally, and in health care resources in this area where they live and work. Many readers are actively involved in the health care system as patients.
- A second important audience is health care professionals and businesses, who, over the past two decades, have come to rely on Health&Healing as a reliable source of information about the local health care scene.
Options for advertising include advertorials (articles); display ads; or a listing in the classified Health Services Directory. All article and display ad participants receive a free listing in the Directory.
Display ad sizes range from a sixteenth of a page to a full page; rates—which vary with ad size and frequency—begin at $150. Additional charges apply for preferred placement and color.
We invite you to learn more about Health&Healing by obtaining our full media kit. The editors and publishers are Josh Hartford and Sheilah Thomas. Dr. Sonia Rapaport and Dr. Joanne Pizzino are medical co-editors. Shari Sasser is the publication’s designer. Our distribution team includes John Glasson, Joe Lizana, Gary McGill, Jeff Prince, and Timm Shaw.
Before launching Health&Healing, Josh Hartford was an experienced reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in Connecticut; served as public information director for a college and major university, public information and development director for two hospitals, and as director of public information for the Connecticut State Department of Education for five years. He came to North Carolina in 1979 for graduate level studies at the Southeast Institute, in Chapel Hill, and to help with the founding and development of the Nation’s ninth educational resource laboratory in Triangle Research Park.
After obtaining her master’s degree in public relations from Boston University, Sheilah Thomas became editor of the monthly magazine of the American Association of School Administrators, and was recruited to Connecticut to serve as special assistant to Education Commissioner Mark Shedd. She joined in the establishment and development of the educational research laboratory in Triangle Research Park, and was a long-time consultant to the Program on Integrative Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Joanne Pizzino and Dr. Sonia Rapaport are medical co-editors of Health&Healing. Dr. Pizzino is board-certified in Preventive/Occupational Medicine and Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is accredited in medical acupuncture. She practices Integrative Medicine utilizing a variety of complementary and alternative therapies. Her practice in Cary, NC, is Whole Health Solutions.
Dr. Rapaport is board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine as well as Family Medicine. She served on the Board of the American Holistic Medical Association and has lectured nationally on holistic and narrative medicine. A Reiki master, she has special training in trigger point therapy and injection, hyperbaric medicine, homeopathy, and nutrition. She founded Haven Medical in Chapel Hill, NC in 2007.
Shari Sasser is a gifted artist and designer who can be reached at www.sasserstudios.com.