Chelsea Clinton and Publicis Health Media's Andrea Palmer on Mending Medical Distrust

Advertisers must listen before they do anything else

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In November 1991, Chelsea Clinton was at her father’s presidential campaign headquarters stuffing envelopes while a news segment aired. Magic Johnson had earlier that day publicly disclosed he was HIV positive. News commentators, Clinton remembered, remarked on Johnson’s “courageous decision” to disclose his HIV status.

Tony Coles, president of the Black Information Network, interviewed Clinton during a fireside chat at Publicis Health Media’s (PHM) HealthFront on April 28, where she recalled the memory.

“I remember thinking, why does that have to be a courageous decision?” Clinton said in front of an audience of potential advertisers.



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