Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner's GuideFrom the NIH - The role of communication in disease prevention and control; relevant health education, mass communication and social marketing theories, models, and practices; what evaluation is, and how it fits into communication programs; all health communication programs are not alike.
Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health JournalismAs part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide stipends to journalists from the United States and Colombia — and previously in Romania, South Africa, and New Zealand — to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.
American Academy on Communication in HealthcareThe American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (formerly American Academy on Physician and Patient) has dedicated more than 25 years to research, education, and professional standards in patient-doctor communication.
American Medical Writers AssociationThe mission of the American Medical Writers Association is to promote excellence in medical communication and to provide educational resources that support that goal.
American Public Health AssociationHome of the Nation's Health and the American Journal of Public Health, an online bookstore with the largest collection of public health books on the Web, Legislative issues and advocacy information, and a solid collection of public health links.
Association of Health Care JournalistsAHCJ is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing.
Bayer Institute for Health Care CommunicationThe mission of the Bayer Institute For Health Care Communication is to enhance the quality of health care by improving the communication between clinician and patient through three major activities: education, research, and advocacy.
Biocommunications AssociationBCA membership is international in scope, and made up of professionals who create and use the highest quality images and presentations in visual communications media for teaching and documentation in the life sciences and medicine.
Communication Initiative, TheImprovoing strategic communication thinking on development issues." An international partnership of organizations, including the World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, USAID, and other organizations concerned with health issues, especially, but not limited to HIV/AIDS.
Cross Cultural Healthcare ProgramThrough a combination of cultural competency trainings, interpreter trainings, research projects, community coalition building, and other services, the CCHCP serves as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Family Health InternationalThis NGO "works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through biomedical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, training and information programs." Many publications and training materials available here, especially on HIV/AIDS and family planning.
National Center of Cultural Competence (NCCC)The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.
National Council Against Health FraudNCAHF is a consumer organization dealing with health fraud, misinformation and quackery. It links to Quackwatch, operated by Dr. Stephen Barrett, which also combats quackery and health fraud.