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Health communication may be defined as

“The art and technique of informing, influencing, and motivating individual, institutional, and public audiences about important health issues. The scope of health communication includes disease prevention, health promotion, health care policy, and the business of health care as well as enhancement of the quality of life and health of individuals within the community” - Healthy People 2010, p. 11-20

“An area of theory, research and practice related to understanding and influencing the interdependence of communication (symbolic interaction in the forms of messages and meanings) and health related beliefs, behaviors and outcomes.” Cline, R. 2003

“Health communication is a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to reach different audiences and share health-related information with the goal of influencing, engaging and supporting individuals, communities, health professionals, special groups, policy makers and the public to champion, introduce, adopt, or sustain a behavior, practice or policy that will ultimately improve health outcomes.” Schiavo, R. 2007, p. 7

or the mechanism by which health messages are communicated from experts in the medical and public health fields to the people who can be helped by these messages.

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Matching Health Communication Colleges

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Boston University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,848 average out-state tuition; $40,848 average in-state tuition
Winona State University
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George Washington University
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Emerson College
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Chapman University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,200 average out-state tuition; $39,200 average in-state tuition
Juniata College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,370 average out-state tuition; $33,370 average in-state tuition
Michigan State University
Four or more years; Public; $31,639 average out-state tuition; $12,769 average in-state tuition

Health Communication Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Wesley Ren Christie Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
Bernetta Hartman Austin Memorial Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
William Ray Mofield Honorary Scholarship Varies January 15, 2017
Shelby McCallum Scholarship Varies January 15, 2017
Alfred and Marge Crabaugh Scholarship - Arkansas Tech University Varies February 28, 2017
John Andrew Robinson and Margaret E. Robinson Memorial Fellowship Varies March 01, 2017
Higginbotham Family Communication and Performance Studies Scholarship Up to $0 February 01, 2017
David E. Johnson Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
D.J. Nabors Speech Award Up to $0 February 01, 2017
Coleman Communication Studies Scholarship Up to $0 February 01, 2017