ACHC researchers contribute to The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication

Published on October 26, 2023 – The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication is a comprehensive repository of topics at the forefront of the rapidly expanding field of health communication. This resource, which includes contributions from 632 authors and comprises 454 entries, offers an invaluable insight into the current state of health communication research.

The Encyclopedia provides a well-balanced methodological and theoretical coverage of key concepts and offers multiple perspectives on the issues being studied in the health communication community around the world. With a global and interdisciplinary focus, the entries include a broad range of topics including cutting-edge digital technology for health, integrative healthcare, diversity and inclusion, health equity, COVID-19, risk and crisis communication, legal and ethical considerations, communication strategies for a variety of specific diseases and illnesses, theories, and much more.

The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication serves as a valuable resource for:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in health communication courses.
  • Researchers and scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of the field.
  • Media professionals working on health-related content.
  • Those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to inform and influence individual, community, and organizational decisions that promote better health.

ACHC’s Director, Julia van Weert, was the European editor of the encyclopedia, alongside Nadine Bol, Evelyn Ho, Carma Bylund, Iccha Basnyat, and Marleah Dean.

Furthermore, numerous ACHC members made contributions to one or more entries within the encyclopedia. Notable entries include:

  • Advertising: Food and Nonalcoholic Beverages (Monique Alblas)
  • Advertising: Over-the-Counter Drugs (Sandra Zwier)
  • Clinician-Patient Communication about Online Health Information (Annemiek Linn)
  • Clinician-Patient Interaction: Multicultural (Barbara Schouten)
  • COVID-19 (Julia van Weert)
  • Digital Media Use, Impact on Well-Being (Minh Hao Nguyen)
  • Digital Tailored Strategies (Eline Smit)
  • Geographic Information Systems Technology (Hang-Yee Chan)
  • Health Informatics (Sara Groos, Kelly de Wildt and Leonie Westerbeek)
  • Health campaigns; interpersonal communication (Bas van den Putte)
  • Internet Patient vs. Internet-Informed Patient (Annemiek Linn, Remco Sanders)
  • Medical Marketing (Sandra Zwier)
  • Persuasive Technologies for Health (Julia van Weert)
  • Psychosocial Determinants of Health Information Seeking Behavior (Fam te Poel)
  • RE-AIM implementation framework (Julia van Weert)
  • Warning Labels (Saar Mollen)

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Browse here the International Encyclopedia of Health Communication A-Z.

The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication is published in the Wiley Online Library. We anticipate that this invaluable resource will find its way into the libraries of (applied) universities worldwide.