The 7th Annual National Summit for Health Communication

June 12th and 13th, 2023


The 7th Annual National Summit for Health Communication will take place virtually and on-site on June 12 and 13, 2023. The Society will be partnering with the UT-Austin Center for Health Communication Health Communication Leadership Institute.

This year, we are adding some Pre-Summit workshops to be held on June 12. Summit Sessions will be held on June 13 and feature solution-based discussions, best practice sharing across industries, practical applications for health communication professionals, at The Intersection of Clarity, Creativity and Equity.

Registration will open in early March. Be sure to register early to take advantage of the Early Bird rates. Please be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates. 


Moody College of Communications 
The G. B. Dealey Center for New Media 
University of Texas at Austin
300 W Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712

Additional location information can be found here


Monday, June 12 

1:00 – 2:30 PM Workshops (ON-SITE)

  • Using Theory to Better Craft Health Communications
  • Say More with Less: How to Apply the Principles of Clear Health Communication to your Work

3:00 – 5:00 PM Workshop (ON-SITE)

  • Everyday Antiracism: Centering Equity in your Health Communication Practice

7:00 – 8:00 PM Society for Health Communication Networking Event (ON-SITE)


Tuesday, June 13

  • Keynote: Trends in Health Communication: How They Impact Our Every Day
  • Session 1: Communicating the Value of Public Health: The Role of Storytelling and Framing
  • Session 2: Misinformation: Where, Why, How, and What’s Next
  • Session 3: What Our Kids Can Teach Us About the Future of Health Communication
  • Session 4: Cross-Sector Approach to Health Communication

All times are Central.



To register today, click here.


Early Bird (from 3/2 – 4/28) 


$  75


$ 195

Student  Onsite

$ 125 


Regular (from 4/29 – 6/6) 


$ 95


$ 250

Student Onsite

$ 150  



Health Communication Theory Refresher

  $ 75

Health Literacy and Clear Communication

$ 75

How to Center Antiracism in Your Communication Practice

$ 145 



Summit Sponsorship allows you to connect with today’s health communication professionals. The benefits of sponsorship include: 

  • Enhance your brand and increase market awareness among health communication professionals across many industries.

  • Gain visibility throughout the Annual Summit experience to promote your organization’s brand, products and services.

  • Network with health communication professionals to learn about emerging trends in the field.

  • Experience cutting-edge content from industry experts in a diversity of engaging sessions.

A printable PDF with Sponsorship details can be found here.


Please reach out to Diane Brodalski ([email protected]) for inquiries and additional information.

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!


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.”

Email Us with Questions

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