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

Published on July 7, 2022 – On the 22nd of June, the ‘Be Prepared’ consortium was launched at the RIVM headquarters in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. In the coming 3 years, the consortium will conduct in-depth research about improving pandemic preparedness from a behavioural perspective. 
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Published on June 23, 2022 – Older cancer patients search for online health information before consultations, but this information is often not adapted to their needs. A recently published study by ACHC researcher Melanie de Looper, shows positive outcomes of an online health information tool specially developed for older cancer patients. 
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Published on June 9, 2022 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of ACHC researchers shifted the focus of (part of) their work towards understanding and promoting health behaviour through effective communication about COVID-19  – see also here. Our vice-chair and secretary Eline Smit also devoted some of her time […]
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Published on May 26, 2022 – The upcoming 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be an in-person conference to be held in Paris from 26 to 30 May 2022 with “One world, one network?” as the conference theme. Several ACHC researchers and persuasive communication colleagues will present […]
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