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

Published on October 11th 2018 – On Friday December 7th 2018, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) is organizing a symposium entitled “Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions”. The chair of the symposium is Dr. Barbara Schouten and the symposium will last from 12:30 to 18:00. Admission […] Read more »

Published on September 27th 2018 – Gert-Jan de Bruijn has been awarded a grant from ZonMw and Diabetes Foundation within the Diabetes breakthrough programme  call. The main purpose of this call is to fund innovative research that can lead to breakthrough results for curing or preventing diabetes type II. Together […] Read more »

Published on September 11 2018 – Cyberchondria refers to the mutual relation between searching for online health information and related fears and worries about one’s own health. Research into the role of cyberchondria is important, because nowadays consider the internet to be their primary source of health-related information, even before their […] Read more »

Published on August 20th 2018 – Patient participation is important for an effective conversation between doctor and patient. A patient who actively participates during the conversation, generally reports the most positive outcomes. A recent study done by Sanne Schinkel and colleagues reveals that migrants with a non-Western background experience more and […] Read more »