Health Communication Training Series

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Streamlined Health Communication Education

The Health Communication Training Series (HCTS) is a contemporary continuing education opportunity for current and aspiring healthcare and health communication professionals. The video series program consists of engaging, online, and self-paced courses on various topics that revolve around health communication. Easy-to-navigate courses in this series include high-quality video lectures, interactive activities, and opportunities to connect with colleagues in the field. Learners will earn a completion certificate and have the option to accrue continuing medical or nursing education credits upon successful completion of the course. Ready to learn with us? Browse through our courses now!



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Pain, Opioids, and Hard Conversations

Talking about pain and opioids can be complicated for many reasons.

This course focuses on helping providers better understand the complexities of the conversation, examples of language they can adopt, and reflect an understanding of how these conversations can happen quickly given the realities of clinical care.


Disparities, Equity, and Health Communication

Understanding health disparity and health equity in terms of communication among communities of color calls for a culture-centered approach, especially in health communication.

In this course, you will get an overview of health disparities and equity issues in the modern-day health care system. In addition, you will think of ways to use health communication as a tool for understanding health disparities and promoting health equity. Finally, you will be exposed to the role and influence of culture in health message design and promotion.


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patient provider communication

Patient-Provider Communication

This course provides an overview of communication strategies between patients and providers, with a particular focus on how better communication can improve health outcomes and avoid provider burnout. The course also covers the principles of effective patient-provider communication and suggests approaches to improving it.

Emotions in Health Communication

Emotions in Health Communication

Welcome to the Emotions in Health Communication course. In this course, we will talk about emotion, with the focus of introducing frameworks on emotion relevant to health communication. We will go over research that highlights the role emotions play in how people process health information and discuss the practical implications of that research for developing message-based interventions.

Audience Centered Message Design

Audience Centered Message Design:

This self-paced course aims at introducing the basics of creating audience-centered messages. The lesson is grounded in an approach to advertising that puts the consumer at the center of campaign design. The course describes the steps involved in this approach and highlights helpful techniques to design clear audience-centered and evidence-based health messages.

Mental Health Stigma and Communication

Mental Health, Stigma and Communication:

This course provides an overview of the importance of communicating effectively about mental health. The course content focuses on how communication contributes to stigma; and how that can influence the way providers treat people with mental illnesses — which unknowingly may create barriers to health care.

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