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Guide to Health Communication

This detailed guide to health communication explores both the history and present-day applications of the specialization and its related products. It also explains the four general areas of health communication, which include health promotion, patient-provider interactions, health care interventions, and communication technology. Students interested in pursuing an education in the field can find information about the different degree paths available, as well as potential careers in a wide range of industries.

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Health Communication Case Studies

To help students learn more about field of health communication, created these real-life case studies, which contain detailed information about the development of actual health and risk communication projects. For each case study, we interviewed a professional about a health communication project they helped develop, what it entailed, the skills it required, and the steps they took to complete the project.


Manual for Cancer Patients

This case study follows the creation of a printed manual containing education and suggestions on general cancer treatment.

Document Creation - Skills Used
Document Design Research Writing and Editing Surveying
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Rural Public Health

This case study examines how health professionals in a small rural community handled a measles outbreak.

Emergency Response - Skills Used
Public Relations Collaboration Presentations Risk Assessment
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Social Media Campaigns

This case study details how one risk communication organization responds to natural disasters using social media.

Risk Communication - Skills Used
Strategic Planning Community Management Data Mining Web Communication
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Explore Master's in Health Communication Programs


All Master's in Health Communication Programs

Research campus, hybrid, and online programs by state with our comprehensive directory of Master's in Health Communication programs in the United States.

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Online Master's in Health Communication Programs

Explore online Master's in Health Communication Programs offered by colleges and universities in the United States. Currently, there are 12 programs that are offered online.

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Learn More About Master's in Health Communication Programs with Our Graduate School Interview Series

To help students better research master’s degrees in health communication, interviewed professors, program directors, and other faculty members from programs across the country. These exclusive interviews contain valuable insights on each program’s structure, curriculum, requirements, capstone options, and more, as well as advice on submitting a competitive application and why students should consider enrolling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are FAQs with in-depth answers to questions related to health communication degree programs, careers in the field, and more.

Health communication is a broad and diverse field that includes health education, risk communication, health and policy advocacy, public health communication, patient and provider communication, and health literacy. Students with a master's in health communication can explore careers in health education, community and population health, public relations and marketing, organizational health communication, and more. Read More
Graduate certificate programs in health communication empower professionals to engage in health care advocacy, patient education, health marketing, and related fields. This article covers different online certificate programs in health communication, as well as typical courses and important considerations. Read More