Health Communication

Health communication is the study and practice of communicating promotional health information, such as in public health campaigns, health education, and between doctor and patient. The purpose of disseminating health information is to influence personal health choices by improving health literacy.

Because effective health communication must be tailored for the audience and the situation, research into health communication seeks to refine communication strategies to inform people about ways to enhance health or to avoid specific health risks. Academically, health communication is a discipline within communication studies.

Health communication may variously seek to:

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Matching Health Communication Colleges

San Diego State University

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

Northwestern University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $60,276 average out-state tuition; $60,276 average in-state tuition

Grand Valley State University

Four or more years; Public; $19,628 average out-state tuition; $13,900 average in-state tuition

Tufts University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $61,646 average out-state tuition; $61,646 average in-state tuition

Southeast Missouri State University

Four or more years; Public; $14,031 average out-state tuition; $7,461 average in-state tuition

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Four or more years; Public; $34,444 average out-state tuition; $14,446 average in-state tuition

Boston University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $58,560 average out-state tuition; $58,560 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Health Communication Majors

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Forever Miss America Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Forever Miss America Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

award

$5,000

deadline

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Editorial Freelancers Association Ruth Mullen Memorial Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$5,000 June 17, 2024 See Details
 

Editorial Freelancers Association Ruth Mullen Memorial Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$5,000

deadline

June 17, 2024
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AMN/HCC Scholarship Contest

Health Care Communicators of San Diego

$3,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

AMN/HCC Scholarship Contest

Health Care Communicators of San Diego

award

$3,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

Broadcast Education Association

$3,000 October 16, 2024 See Details
 

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award

Broadcast Education Association

award

$3,000

deadline

October 16, 2024
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Fred Rogers Scholarship

Saint Vincent College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Fred Rogers Scholarship

Saint Vincent College

award

$2,500

deadline

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

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Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

award

$2,000

deadline

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Kenneth Holland Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Kenneth Holland Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

award

$2,000

deadline

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Communication Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Communication Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

award

$2,000

deadline

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Amelia Lucas Trust Fund Award

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Letters and Science

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Amelia Lucas Trust Fund Award

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Letters and Science

award

$2,000

deadline

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