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

Published on February 11th 2019 – Rena Zendedel received the award for her dissertation “Informal interpreting in Dutch general practice” from NeFCA, the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association. The award aims to acknowledge excellent dissertations in the field of Communication Sciences and wants to recognize the quality of doctoral research in the […]
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Published on January 25th 2019 – New figures from Statistics Netherlands show that two-thirds of the Dutch population in 2018 had searched online for information about health. It also appears that Dutch people do this more often than residents of other European countries. Fam te Poel completed her PhD on this […]
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Published on January 14 2019 – On Thursday January 10, Hanneke Hendriks, in collaboration with the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, organized a Spui25 event about the unhealthy side of social media. Research has shown that posts on Facebook and Instagram about certain topics, such as pictures with laughing […]
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Published on December 14 2018 – On Friday December 7th, the sixth symposium of the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) took place in Amsterdam. This time the symposium was titled ‘Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions’, and chaired by Barbara Schouten. During this symposium speakers from both […]
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