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

Published on 17 March 2019 – In recent years, the number and use of health websites has grown enormously. UvA PhD candidate Minh Hao Nguyen investigated how information on health websites can be improved to support older patients (65+) with cancer in their conversations with healthcare providers.
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Published on March 8 2019 – Prof. Johannes (Hans) Brug, the current director-general of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, has been appointed as an unpaid professor  of Health Behaviour at (amongst others) the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Brug was dean of […]
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Published on February 22 2019 – The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) organizes a symposium about Visuals in Health Communication on Tuesday 23 april a.s. titled: “Gezondheid in Beeld: De rol van visuele communicatie”. Attendance is free and the goal of this symposium is to share knowledge among scholars and health specialists working in the field.
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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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