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

Published on February 6 2020 – Together with Ellen Smets, Marij Hillen (Amsterdam UMC), Julia van Weert and Annemiek Linn have received a grant from the Dutch Cancer Society to understand which patients use online health information, when and how they do that, and for which reasons. The consortium will also investigate how this […]
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Published on January 15, 2020 – A consortium consisting of scientists from the humanities, social sciences, and artificial intelligence has been awarded an NWO grant of EUR 750,000 to study the development and effectiveness of chatbots to promote healthy behavior. ACHC member Gert-Jan de Bruijn is involved in the consortium. […]
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Published on December 3 2019 – On Monday November 18th 2019, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) hosted a successful symposium on “Conversational Agents for Health Communication”, chaired by Gert-Jan de Bruijn.  The main goals of these ACHC symposia are to bring academia and practice from the Netherlands and Flanders […]
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Published on December 6 2019 – Marcia Vervloet (NIVEL, ACHC) and Annemiek Linn (ACHC) received a ZonMw grant to improve therapy for inhalation medication, in terms of both technology and compliance. The grant amounts to more than 500,000 euros. Among other things, a PhD candidate will be appointed from this […]
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