About this Hub

This Hub will crowdsource and curate the best knowledge about health communication research, education, and practice to enable global learning, collaboration, and innovation across all sectors and disciplines.

To build global visibility in the Health Communication field, Hub members can create their profiles, share posts about their research, educational or other resources, launch and archive livestreamed, interactive Aircasts - on topics of expertise.

Posts and profiles can be easily shared by their authors to any Hub in the onHealth Knowledge Network of Hubs and updated automatically wherever they are shared.

Health Communication Overview

Health communication is the study and practice of communicating promotional health information, such as in public health campaigns, health education, and between doctor and patient.

The purpose of disseminating health information is to influence personal health choices by improving health literacy.

Because effective health communication must be tailored for the audience and the situation, research into health communication seeks to refine communication strategies to inform people about ways to enhance health or to avoid specific health risks.[3] Academically, health communication is a discipline within communication studies.

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