About the Society

We believe we're stronger together!

The Society for Health Communication is a member-driven organization bringing together health communication professionals, students, and scholars from the diverse areas of teaching, research and practice. We connect individuals working in public health, healthcare, medical communications, digital health, health communication research, and academia in order to create new relationships and share knowledge. By uniting our members, we're building a unified voice to shape and advance the field of health communications. We are an international organization, based in the USA, serving members from all countries.

What is Health Communication?

Health communication is a multidisciplinary field of study and practice that applies communication evidence, strategy, theory, and creativity to promote behaviors, policies, and practices that advance the health and well-being of people and populations. 

What is the Society?


The Society is led by many of today's leading health communication practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders. Learn more about the Society’s leadership 


We are committed to using evidence-based communication strategies to inform, empower, and motivate individuals and communities to lead healthier lives.  Check out our activities and Read our full impact statement


Whether you're just starting out or an advanced expert, the Society is for you. Meet some of our members

Affiliated Academic Programs

The Society is working with a number of academic institutions to strengthen and advance the field. Check out our affiliated academic programs