Coalition for Health Communication

Welcome to Coalition of Health Communication

 

The Coalition for Health Communication is an inter-organizational task force whose mission is to strengthen the identity and advance the field of health communication. This organization grew out of the recognition of the need for professionals and practitioners to be more aware of each others' contributions and to provide a focus for their interaction.

The organization seeks to promote the integrity of and advance the field of health communication while assuring a focus on communication in those efforts, and while recognizing that health communication research and practice are conducted across numerous disciplines.

The Coalition includes in its membership leadership from the:

  •  Health Communication Working Group, American Public Health Association
  •  The Health Communication Division, National Communication Association
  •  Health Communication Division, International Communication Association
  • Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


The Coalition also includes membership from federal agencies including the:

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The National Cancer Institute and
- The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Additional organizational alliances are expected as the Coalition continues its efforts.

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Coalition for Health Communication
 

Organizational Alliances

AEJMC HCWG
Health Communication Division
International Communication Association
Health Communication Division
National Communication Association
(Division website not available)
Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Health Communication Working Group
American Public Health Association