The Society for Health Communication

As health communication professionals, it’s our responsibility to step up in times of need to provide clear, accurate, and actionable information. The Society for Health Communication is connecting members across industries – public health, health care, academia, hospital communications, telemedicine – to share resources, exchange best practices, and advance the evidenced-base of the field.

Without a strong community, the field of health communication risks becoming disconnected and diluted, resulting in duplicative work, slower progress, and a disparate workforce.

To meet today’s urgent health communication needs, the Society is offering individual membership at no cost for a limited time. If you’re a health communication professional interested in networking, best practices, advocacy, and training, join us! Become a member today.

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Latest News 

Save the Date! 4th annual Summit (Virtual Event)

Planning is underway for our 4th annual National Summit for Health Communication. This year, we're taking the event online with virtual sessions, video workshops, and digital networking. Learn more about the 2020 Summit

Grab your free membership today!

For a limited time, individual annual membership will be free of charge, both for newly joining individual members and for individual annual membership renewals. Learn more about individual membership.

Election results

We’re pleased to announce our new elected leadership team for 2020: Terry Savage, President; Michael Grela, Vice President; and Shelly Spoeth, Member-at-Large. They look forward to working with our founder, Dr. Jay Bernhardt; staff, including Executive Director Erin Norvell; and the Steering Committee to support our members and chart a path forward to advance the field.

Looking for a job in health communications?

Society members have access to our online jobs board, which is updated weekly with professional development opportunities around the country.


Learn more about our ongoing activities

Organizational Member Spotlight

We believe we can achieve more through collaboration than competition, and we welcome organizations of all sizes and from all industries. Being a member has a number of unique benefits, including the ability to connect with leaders in the field, showcase an organization's expertise, and recruit talented health professionals. Here are a few of our member organizations:

  • Ad Council
  • American Institutes for Research
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • BioCentric, Inc.
  • CommunicateHealth
  • Crosby Marketing Communications
  • Fors Marsh Group
  • Hager Sharp
  • ICF
  • JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
  • Evoke KYNE
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Michigan State University
  • Palladian Partners
  • The Pew Chartitable Trusts
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Westat

Join our collaboration and get your organization involved today!


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