SCG Wins 2018 NIDDK Innovation Award

By Natalie Lugo


SCG is proud to announce that our staff supporting the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) contract won the 2018 NIDDK Innovation Award for strategic ingenuity in launching NIDDK's flagship diabetes blog, Diabetes Discoveries & Practice. The blog has received enthusiastic reception from the diabetes community for its timely and dynamic content, as well as engaging discussion forum. Launched in October 2017 for the National Diabetes Education Program (a health communication program under the NIDDK) the Diabetes Discoveries & Practice blog features diabetes thought leaders, health care professionals, and researchers in a dialogue on emerging trends and practical applications in diabetes prevention and management. Within the blog, you’ll find emerging research presented by an interdisciplinary group of thought leaders and innovators working to prevent diabetes and change the way diabetes is treated. The blog also provides objective and evidence-based education and behavioral strategies on diabetes care and prevention. Read more from the blog here:

SCG Wins Communitas Award

By Natalie Lugo


SCG is proud to announce that we are a 2018 winner for the Communitas Award. This award honors excellence in community service and social responsibility through participation in volunteer projects. Presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, SCG was recognized for our ongoing corporate and staff participation in the Tree House Tour de Cookie—a local event that raises awareness of child abuse prevention and promotes the free services offered by The Tree House, services that provide hope and healing to sexually and physically abused children and neglected children.

SCG's First Chili Cook-off

By Erin Brown


SCG’s first-ever Chili Cook-off was a huge success! Our entire company had a great time tasting and ranking all the chilis entered, and we certainly have some talented chefs amongst our ranks. Congratulations to our top three winners—Ric Blackman (Web), Alicia Rosov (Editing), and Ray Bowman (Communications).

Recap on World AIDS Day

By Natalie Lugo


World AIDS Day may be celebrated in December, but our clients at the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) focus on HIV/AIDS research year-round. Check out this new blog post on to learn more about the benefits of HIV research and how HIV/AIDS intersects with other areas of science.

Improving Health and Reducing Disparities with HIV/AIDS

By Erin Brown


SCG videography and public health staff were in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week to film video for SCG client U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). Once completed, the video will showcase a key component of RWHAP’s integrated care system: behavioral health services addressing mental health and substance use disorders. This video also will highlight the importance of integrated health care in improving health outcomes and quality of life and reducing health disparities among people living with HIV /AIDS.