The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) strives to promote health through research on effective communication.

Everyday life is increasingly taking place online, including health-related actions. Examples of that include posting on health-related discussion fora, the use of smart devices to track our physical activity, and even sensor-enabled clothing to register bodily movements. All of those actions leave behind a wealth of digital traces, causing an […] Read more »


Published on March 23 2018 –  Studies on anxiety within oncology show a high prevalence of anxiety both during and after the course of the disease. However, little is known about factors that influence the level of anxiety in the diagnostic phase. In this study we examined the presence of […] Read more »

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Published on March 6th 2018 – The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 28 February, Communication & Media […] Read more »


Published on February 23rd 2018 – Professor Julia van Weert will be awarded the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award during the 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC). The award was established in Dr. Donohew’s name in 1998 to recognize outstanding research contributions to the health communication field made during […] Read more »