National Summit for Health Communication

The 4th Annual National Summit for Health Communication

May 13th & 14th, 2020         Virtual Event


Planning is underway for our 4th annual National Summit for Health Communication. This year, we're taking the event online with virtual sessions, video workshops, and digital networking. Details, including an agenda and registration information, are coming soon.


Who Should Attend

We welcome anyone working in or dedicated to the field of health communication. Our mission is to bridge the gap between public health, healthcare, digital health, academia, and research. If you work in communications, behavior change, health literacy, or related fields, we want to engage with you at Summit!


About the Annual Summit

In 2019, nearly 100 Society members gathered at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, for the 3rd Annual National Summit for Health Communication. Participants heard presentations on challenges and opportunities in the field, the role of the corporate sector in health communications, and reports from the field on what works in evaluation. 

At the Summit, participants had the unique opportunity to:

  • Learn what’s working in health communication through inspirational examples and practical tips;
  • Network with others in the field across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors;
  • Shape our field by developing best practices for health communication; and
  • Participate in shaping some of the Society's ongoing work.

Details about the 2020 Summit are coming soon. 


What Our Attendees Had to Say

We asked participants at past Summits to describe the benefits of attending, and here's a small sampling of what they had to say:

  • “Collaboration and new ideas generated – fantastic day!”
  • “Hearing about the variety of topics and diversity of sectors.”
  • “It’s a candid approach to the challenges facing the field.”
  • “Opportunity to hear the issues that others are concerned with.”
  • “It was inspiring to see people from so many areas come together and share their passion for HCOM.”


Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Summit sponsors will receive broad recognition during the virtual event, at all upcoming in-person events (to be scheduled later in the year), via member-wide emails, and to across our social media channels. For information on sponsorship, please send an email to [email protected].


Email Us with Questions

Email us at [email protected] if you have questions about the event. Follow us on Twitter @healthcommsoc for Summit updates. We hope to see you at next year's event! 


Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Champion Level

Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin

Advocate Level

de Beaumont Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Patron Level

Fors Marsh Group
Health and Risk Communication Center, Michigan State University