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This guide will help you learn more about the sub-field of communication called health communication.

In this guide...

  • Background Info:Background information can be found in reference material and books provide detailed information about specific topics.
  • Article Databases Use key health communication databases to find new and old journal articles.
  • Organizations & NewsOnline resources including associations, organizations and other online teaching and learning materials.
  • Affordable Care Act: Learn about the Affordable Care Act.
  • CitationsLearn to organize your citations for easier access and properly cite in various formats.

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Welcome communication students who are interested in Health Communication! Health communication is a sub-field of communication that studies the role of communication in health care. It is a broad and dynamic field that focuses on human and mass communication aspects in health care. Scholars who study in this field study things like: provider-patient interactions, organizational and group communication within health care systems, health education and promotion, ethical communication in healthcare, and how culture affects health care interactions.