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CHC Affiliate Blog: Mental Health & Health Communication Symposium: Reflections on New Possibilities

By Mike Mackert

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Center for Health Communication (CHC) hosted its Mental Health & Health Communication Symposium. The symposium was part of a 2-year theme on mental health and health communication, which was intended to invite in new partners from around UT-Austin and the community to engage at the intersection of mental health and health communication.

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CHC Affiliate Blog: Second Round of CHER Funds

By Mike Mackert

When the Center for Health Communication (CHC) began formal operation as a joint academic center between the Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School, one of the main goals of the partnership was to find ways to facilitate interdisciplinary research. To meet that goal, the CHC launched its Communication for Health, Empathy, and Resilience (CHER) grant program in Fall 2017.

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CHC Affiliate Blog: Mental Health & Health Communication Symposium: A New Adventure in the New Year

By Mike Mackert

The Center for Health Communication (CHC) is a full semester into a 2-year theme on Mental Health & Health Communication and as we look to the spring, we’re pursuing a new and ambitious event: a 1-day symposium on mental health and health communication on February 21 in HLB 1.111.

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CHC Affiliate Blog: Holding On in the Holiday Season​

By Carrie Barron

Holidays. They can be delightful and distracting and they can be hard. If change, loss, distance, conflict, loneliness, and high expectations cause heartache, here are some tips for joy, hope and holding on.


CHC Affiliate Blog: The Benefits of Being a Mile Wide and a Foot Deep

By Mike Mackert

The fall semester is (somehow) almost over, which means a chance to look back on what happened in the last few months and see what needs to get done before the break. One thing that has particularly struck me is how I’ve had an increasing number of conversations lately where a primary benefit of the Center for Health Communication (CHC) is that it’s a “mile wide and a foot deep.”


CHC Affiliate Blog: Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Promotion

By Mike Mackert

We’ve been working on a project related to the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for over a year now. The project is part of Texas’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, and we’re specifically focused on promoting use of the Texas PMP as a tool for prescribers to make appropriate prescribing decisions.