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Valerie Borden is the director of the Division of Outreach and Collaboration within the Office on Women's Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ms. Borden has 16 years of experience in health communications and project management, both within HHS and in the private sector.
In her current position, she directs the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-year contracts. She develops communications strategies for OWH and implements national health campaigns. Ms. Borden organizes press events, prepares press materials, and generates media coverage for these campaigns and events. Ms. Borden oversees the writing, graphic design, production, and distribution of all print and Web-based documents for the office. As OWH's liaison to the HHS Office of Public Affairs, Ms. Borden is actively involved in obtaining approvals for developing and printing educational materials and for responding to media requests.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Borden served as the program manager for womenshealth.gov, a toll-free information and referral service, and girlshealth.gov. In that capacity, she managed the programs’ contract and budget. She oversaw all marketing activities, enhancements to the toll-free information and referral center, periodic design updates to the websites, selection of new materials, evaluation activities, and program expenditures.
Ms. Borden received her BBA in business/marketing from the University of Massachusetts and her MPA from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
Content last updated July 16, 2012.