National Summit for Health Communication 2019

The 3rd Annual National Summit for Health Communication

April 24th, 2019         Bethesda, MD


 Please note: This event occurs in the past.

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Thank You to Our Summit 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 


National Summit (April 24th)

  • What: One-day member-only conference; open to members and Summit registrants.
  • When: April 24th, 2019; 9 am - 5:30 pm
  • Where: NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. 

A detailed Summit agenda is now available - check out the presentations, discussions, and learning opportunities.


Pre-Summit Event (April 23rd)

  • What: A panel discussion and member networking event; open to all Society members.
  • When: April 23rd; 3:30 - 7 pm
  • Where: Westat, 1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 


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 you to attend the Summit and join the movement!


About the Annual Summit

About the Event

In 2018, nearly 80 Society members came together to network, share ideas, and renew their commitment to work together to advance the field of health communication. This year, we expanded the presentations and interactive discussions for more opportunities to see examples of what's working in the field and how you can apply it to your work. 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.
  • Participate in shaping some of the Society's ongoing work

Details about the 2019 Summit are coming soon. 

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!