Partners + Projects

Partners + Projects

Communication happens across the levels of our lives and communities, from doctor-patient communication to organizational communication, and broad-based public health communication and advertising campaigns. The Center for Health Communication deploys faculty and staff expertise across communication levels and channels. Our team has functional experts across levels and specialties of health communication, with subject matter expertise on a number of pressing public health issues like opioid overdose prevention, tobacco control, cancer prevention, maternal and child health, sexual health, and vaccine promotion.

Alcohol & Consent Project

Partner: University of Texas System
Goal: Develop a health communication campaign to address the intersection of alcohol and sexual consent on the UT System academic campuses.
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Be Well Communities

Partner: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Goal: Provide communication consultation, support, and materials creation for Be Well Communities™, an initiative of MD Anderson, in support of their goal to mobilize the community - including individuals, schools, workplaces, government agencies, and health care providers - to promote wellness and stop cancer before it starts.

Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative

Partner: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas System
Goal: Provide communication support – including an interactive website, custom campus materials and signage, and a variety of print and digital materials – for the growing national initiative. By starting with institutions of higher education, ETU seeks to drive down tobacco use and serve as a model for other institutions and agencies across the nation.
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Father's Playbook

Partner: Texas Safe Babies, UT Health Science Center Tyler
Goal: Father's Playbook is a mobile app developed to address the lack of information for men whose partners are expecting a baby.

Harris County Prescription Monitoring Program

Partner: Harris County Public Health
Goal: Develop, distribute, and evaluate communication strategies and methods to increase prescribers' use of the Prescription Monitoring Program in Harris County, Texas.

Tiempo de Vacunarte / Time to Vaccinate

Partner: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Goal: Develop messages to promote HPV vaccination uptake among young adults and parents in the 4-county region surrounding El Paso, Texas through the use of text messaging, social media, patient outreach, and a program website.
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Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Partner: The University of Texas System
Goal: Raise awareness, enrollment, and utilization of the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and support the launch of the Perinatal Psychiatry Access Network (PeriPAN), consultation and support services designed to improve maternal, child, and youth mental health care and increase access to care. CHC's outreach support, communications strategies, and collateral are designed for health care clinicians, university health institutions, patients, and partner organizations.
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Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Partner: Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Goal: Develop, distribute, and evaluate statewide communication strategies and methods to increase prescribers’ meaningful use of the Texas PMP, a tool to help decrease opioid misuse and overdose.
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Blog post: The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program and the Opioid Epidemic: Health Communication in Action
Blog post: Texas Prescription Monitoring Program Campaign: Progress and Unanticipated Benefits
Blog post: Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Promotion

Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR)

Partner: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Goal: Create a public-facing website and public service announcements as part of TTOR, a public health initiative to take on the opioid crisis by expanding access to prevention, early intervention, and treatment, along with providing long-term recovery support to Texans with opioid use disorder.

Tobacco Cessation Clinic Enhancement Program (TCCEP)

Partner: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Goal: Promote referral to and adoption of smoking cessation resources in resource-limited clinical settings. This project addresses domains of policy, prevention, and cessation through the creation of a digital toolkit with cessation best practices and customizable tobacco-free policy communication materials.
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Whole Communities Whole Health

Partner: Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin
Goal: Create audience-centric and accessible communication about a high-profile, novel research endeavor at UT Austin.  This community-engaged research approach rethinks traditional research models with the goal of better serving the needs of children and families experiencing adversity in Central Texas.