The Vanderbilt Program on Effective Health Communication addresses health communication in research, education, and the community to promote more effective health communication, knowledge,and behavior and to improve quality of care.
Health Communication is a broad field that includes health literacy, risk communication, medical decision making, patient centered communication, addressing cultural and language barriers, and other issues. The multidisciplinary Program faculty include nationally recognized physician-scientists, nurse-researchers, nutritionists, pharmacists, health psychologists, and educational researchers. The Program provides research space, administrative and research support, and pilot funding. Program faculty have successfully received funding from the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, and other sources. Program faculty have published important health communication studies in JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, The Diabetes Educator, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and Pediatrics. The work of our faculty has also been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more than 200 other media sources.
CEHC is commissioned by the IOM to write a White Paper on Measures to Assess Health-Literate Organizations.
- Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computingOctober 21, 2016
- Library talk: Is the democratic process working?October 21, 2016
- VUToday: A ‘rigged’ election, new faculty featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the newsOctober 21, 2016
- Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize ChallengeOctober 21, 2016
- My Southern Health: Great ready for bronchiolitis seasonOctober 21, 2016