The CHC is proud to announce that we have become the latest Texas employer to be designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite.
In November 2019, we enjoyed the major public launch of the Father’s Playbook app – an app designed to get expectant fathers involved in prenatal health and beyond.
The CHC's online education program, the Health Communication Training Series, has officially launched its first module, Mental Health, Stigma, and Communication. This free, self-paced module aims to highlight the importance of communicating effectively about mental health and the impact mental health stigma and communication have on the patient-provider relationship.
September 2022 News
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The 2022 Health Communication Scholars Program Grant Writing Workshop will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 9-1 p.m.
We are excited to announce Lara O'Toole has joined the CHC as a Sr. Program Coordinator effective August 8.
July 2022 News
The newest Health Communication Training Series course, Health Literacy and Clear Health Communication is open for enrollment. This course discusses the basics of health literacy, explores assessment tools, and identifies the right tools and strategies to apply to meet your clients' unique health communication needs.
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We are excited to announce Lauren Pezzullo has joined the CHC as a Copywriter, effective November 29.
We are excited to announce Chris Beeler has joined the CHC as a Creative Director, effective November 22.
We are excited to announce Kaitlin Berns has joined the CHC as a Program Coordinator, effective November 3.
We are excited to announce Olubunmi Obayemi has joined the CHC as a Research Associate, effective November 1.
We are excited to announce Weijia Shi has joined the CHC as a Research Associate, effective October 25.
We're excited to announce Catherine Cunningham has joined the CHC as a Research Associate for the Father's Playbook project effective October 4.
We're excited to announce Melanie Susswein has joined the CHC as a Program Manager effective October 1.
We are excited to announce Komal Gandhi has joined the CHC as an Online Education Program Manager, effective January 4.
We are excited to announce Shayna Brewer has joined the CHC as a Graphic Designer, effective January 4.
With support from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, a team at the UT Center for Health Communication has created a whitepaper and curriculum modules—all available to the public for free—around one important question: What are the best ways to train healthcare professionals and journalists about mental health and mental illness communication... and why should we?
We are excited to announce that Merina Karpen has joined the CHC as a Graphic Designer, effective October 22.
We are excited to announce that Nicole Kirschten has joined the CHC as a Graphic Designer, effective October 21.
Thanks to a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Center for Health Communication (CHC) at The University of Texas at Austin has begun production on a whitepaper meant to advance the American conversation about mental health.
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July 2018 News
A hand surgeon and a communication expert may be an unlikely duo in many research settings. But this unlikely pair is a prime example of how the Center for Health Communication’s CHER grant program is achieving its goal of interdisciplinary partnerships to improve health and care through empathy and other evidence-based communication sciences.
Clinical trials sound uncertain and maybe even dangerous, but in reality, they could be instrumental in saving the lives of many who would not ordinarily be able to afford such treatments. But how do we most effectively describe the relative risks and benefits of clinical trials to understandably uncertain patients?
Though many of us may consider lead poisoning a problem of the ‘50’s, according to recent studies, it remains an important public health issue.
The business of medicine is fast-paced and grueling. We’ve all been there, waiting in a doctor’s office for nearly an hour, all for a ten-minute appointment. The doctor comes in and gives a quick analysis, followed by a rushed monologue about treatment options or whatever it may be. A shaking of hands, a signing of papers, and soon you’re walking out with a feeling similar to leaving a theater after a particularly intense Marvel film.
We are excited to announce that Dasha Rakasovic has accepted the Sr. Graphic Designer position, effective July 5.
June 2018 News
We are excited to announce that Hayley Fick has accepted the Project Coordinator position for the CHC’s MD Anderson Healthy Communities work, effective June 15.
May 2018 News
The 2017-18 academic year saw the CHC bring on five new team members and take on a range of new projects with partners across campus and the state.
The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health (CHC) is proud to announce the launch of a new 2-year theme: Mental Health and Health Communication. The theme will begin in Fall 2018 and run throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 academic years.
The Center for Health Communication (CHC) at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants to fill a Senior Graphic Designer position, beginning immediately.
April 2018 News
By Kayla Reed
One look into the office of Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker is enough to express the dedication she has for her life’s work in adolescent substance abuse disorders. Boxes filled with supplies for the Operation Naloxone Expansion are stacked to the ceiling, and she excitedly tears one open to show off sturdy, zippered bank bags containing life-saving Naloxone kits.
Public All-Hands Meeting
When: October 20, 2022 | 11 a.m. CT
Where: CMB 2.112A and Zoom
Health Communication Leadership Institute
When: June 14-16, 2023
Where: Dealey Center for New Media