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

Published on September 30, 2020 – Dr Heather Patrick will give this keynote lecture on November 17th, 2020 as part of the online Symposium “Digital Health: resistance or motivation” organized by our Amsterdam Center for Health Communication/ACHC. We cordially invite everybody who is interested to attend this online lecture.
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Published on October 7, 2020 – Blood groups differ strongly between ethnic groups. Therefore, it is important that the donor population is diverse enough to give matching blood products to everyone when necessary. However, there is a shortage of blood donors of African descent. But why?
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Published on September 25, 2020 – Graphical formats presenting health risk information can be beneficial, but are understudied in older populations. In a recent published study  with ACHC members Julia van Weert and Monique Alblas, younger (< 65) and older (> 65) adults’ preference for and understanding of graph formats […]
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Published on September 21, 2020 – Behavioral change is very important to becoming and staying healthy. In a recently published book, experts from around the world have therefore written an overview of the most important theories and most effective intervention strategies to understand and influence healthy behavior. Gert-Jan de Bruijn, […]
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