Center for Health Communication

Two women speaking at the 2019 Health Communication Leadership Institute


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2021 McGovern Lecture in Health Communication

Join us on May 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. for the 6th annual and first virtual McGovern Lecture in Health Communication. This year's speaker is Dr. Octavio Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Evidence-based health communication

CHC Think Tank Launches Clinician Communication Effectiveness Program

by Billy Table, Ph.D.

The Center for Health Communication Think Tank has launched the Clinician Communication Effectiveness Program (CCEP) to equip healthcare providers with practical communication strategies and tools they can implement into their daily work immediately.


Headshot of Komal Gandhi, online education program manager for the CHC

CHC Welcomes Online Education Program Manager: Komal Gandhi

We are excited to announce Komal Gandhi has joined the CHC as an Online Education Program Manager, effective January 4.

Headshot of Shayna Brewer, graphic designer at the CHC

CHC Welcomes Graphic Designer: Shayna Brewer

We are excited to announce Shayna Brewer has joined the CHC as a Graphic Designer, effective January 4.


Happy New Year from the Center for Health Communication

The CHC in 2020

by Mike Mackert, Ph.D.

Looking back on 2020, this is certainly not the year we could have imagined around the Center for Health Communication (CHC). The importance of effectively communicating about health has seldom been so clear, and the CHC had many accomplishments to celebrate even amidst the uncertainty and challenges this year presented.

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CHC Think Tank Guide: Breaking Bad News and Compassion Fatigue

by Billy Table, Ph.D.

The topic we covered this month came from Robin Richardson of the Livestrong Institute at the Dell Medical School. The following post captures the recommendations that the Think Tank shared during our in-person deep dive discussion in September and a follow-up list serv circulation.