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

On Monday, November 18, 2019,  ACHC will hold it autumn 2019 symposium. The theme of this symposium is “Conversational agents in health communication” and will be led by Gert-Jan de Bruijn and Julia van Weert. The symposium is free of charge, and contains a varied program with (inter) national speakers […]
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Published on November 8th 2019 – Providing online preparatory information can support cancer patients in their communication with their provider, shows a recent study by Minh Hao Nguyen and other ACHC-researchers.Many patients with cancer, including older patients (aged ≥65 years), consult the Web to prepare for their doctor’s visit. However, […]
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Published on October 25 2019 – Most people read about scientific research in the news media, but it is unclear how they respond to such media attention, particularly if the content is relevant for themselves. An important public health problem is the lack of physical activity due to sedentariness, for […]
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Published on October 14 2019 –  at the Weekend of Science, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit and her ASCoR colleague Marijn Meijers investigated whether environmental appeals can be used to stimulate healthy food choices. Children and their parents could shop in a virtual reality supermarket (VirtuMart; developed by Nynke van der Laan […]
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