The Society for Health Communication

We bring together health communication professionals, students, and scholars to create meaningful connections, share knowledge across disciplines, and advance the science of health communication. The Society is a member-driven organization that relies heavily on digital media to unite the field, bridging the gap between public health, healthcare, digital health, academia, and research. If you share our interests in networking, best practices, advocacy, and training, we hope you'll become a member today. We're changing the way health communication professionals collaborate, and we want you to be part of that movement.


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Latest News 

Election Results

We’re pleased to announce our new elected leadership team for 2020: Terry Savage, President; Michael Grela, Vice President; and Shelly Spoeth, Member-at-Large. They look forward to working with our founder, Dr. Jay Bernhardt; staff, including Executive Director Erin Norvell; and the Steering Committee to support our members and chart a path forward to advance the field.


Thank you to out Summit sponsors! 3rd National Summit for Health Communication

Thank you to all of our 3rd Annual National Summit for Health Communication, held in April at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who helped make the event a success – the Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, The Pew Charitable Trusts, de Beaumont Foundation, KYNE, CommunicateHealth, Fors Marsh Group, and the Health and Risk Communication Center at Michigan State University. To learn about more upcoming events, sign up for our email updates.


Learn about our Affiliated Academic Programs

The Society is working with a number of leading academic programs to advance the field of health communications. Learn more.


Looking for a job in health communications?

Society members have access to our online jobs board, which is updated weekly with professional development opportunities around the country.


Learn more about our ongoing activities

Organizational Member Spotlight

We believe we can achieve more through collaboration than competition, and we welcome organizations of all sizes and from all industries. Being a member has a number of unique benefits, including the ability to connect with leaders in the field, showcase an organization's expertise, and recruit talented health professionals. Here are a few of our member organizations:

  • Ad Council
  • American Institutes for Research
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • CommunicateHealth
  • Crosby Marketing Communications
  • Fors Marsh Group
  • Hager Sharp
  • ICF
  • JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
  • Evoke KYNE
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Michigan State University
  • Palladian Partners
  • The Pew Chartitable Trusts
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Westat

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