Published on May 3, 2021 – On Thursday afternoon 10 June, 2021, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) will organize their 11th symposium. The theme of this symposium is “Entertainment media and health” and will be led by Monique Alblas and Gert-Jan de Bruijn. The symposium will take place online via Zoom.

Published on May 27, 2020 – Sedentariness is a major public health concern. In a recently published study with ACHC researcher Gert-Jan de Bruijn, three different interventions were tested to reduce sedentariness in office workers in Western Canada. To date, change techniques to promote healthy behavior have been used very rarely in interventions aimed at […]

Published on August 2nd 2019 – This week, ZonMw awarded eight research projects Exercise and Physical Activity worth over 5 million euros. ACHC researcher Gert-Jan de Bruijn will participate in Active4Life, one of the awarded projects. In the Active4Life project, Big Data analyses will be applied to investigate effective intervention ingredients to stimulate physical activity […]

Published on April 30 2019 – Persuasive messages are important to change people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is still unclear, however, if people can we consciously regulate our response to a persuasive message? In a recent study co-authored by ACHC member Christin Scholz, researchers examined this question in the context of anti-binge drinking advertisements using […]

Published on November 30th 2018 – Treatment decision making for older patients is a complex communication process in which specialists from different disciplines are involved. Sifra Bolle investigated if patient characteristics are considered in this communication process.

Published on February 23rd 2018 – Professor Julia van Weert will be awarded the Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award during the 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC). The award was established in Dr. Donohew’s name in 1998 to recognize outstanding research contributions to the health communication field made during the biennium preceding each conference. […]

Thursday, December 15 2016 – On Friday December 9 2016, the second ACHC symposium was held in Amsterdam. The purpose of the symposium was to inform science and practice on the role of social media in alcohol consumption among adolescents in an interactive session, based on recent scientific research and practical experience. The symposium was […]

General practitioners (GPs), interpreters and Turkish migrant patients  think differently about the role of the family interpreter in GP consultations. Patients have more trust in family interpreters and feel empowered by them, while GPs feel out of control and have little trust in family interpreters.

The Netherlands and more than 170 other countries have ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The FCTC includes legally binding international rules on topics such as tobacco marketing, pricing policies, health warning labels, education, and smoke-free legislation. The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project  (ITC project) is specifically designed to evaluate the impact […]

Intercultural medical communication is known to be less effective and adequate than intracultural communication. One possible explanation is that the amount of patient participation during medical consultations is lower when doctors and patients have dissimilar ethnic and cultural backgrounds as compared to consultations in which doctors and patients share the same background. Though, it is […]

On Christmas Eve, Eline Smit and Julia van Weert received good news: together with Ciska Hoving from Maastricht University, they were awarded a grant from the Dutch Cancer Society for a three-year PhD-project on the effectiveness of message frame tailoring in online smoking cessation communication.

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