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

Northwestern University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,239 average out-state tuition; $52,239 average in-state tuition

San Diego State University

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

Boston University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,980 average out-state tuition; $50,980 average in-state tuition

George Washington University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,274 average out-state tuition; $51,274 average in-state tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Four or more years; Public; $31,681 average out-state tuition; $14,255 average in-state tuition

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $19,227 average out-state tuition; $7,201 average in-state tuition

Pacific Union College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,839 average out-state tuition; $28,839 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Health Communication Majors

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Activity Scholar/Service Award - LIU, Brooklyn

Long Island University, Brooklyn

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Activity Scholar/Service Award - LIU, Brooklyn

Long Island University, Brooklyn

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

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William and Matilda Monsma Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,500 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

William and Matilda Monsma Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,500

deadline

February 01, 2021
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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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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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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Karen Moraghan Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

Karen Moraghan Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $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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Ann Janssen Noteboom Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,000 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Ann Janssen Noteboom Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Scholarship

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Up to $2,000 November 06, 2021 See Details
 

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Scholarship

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

November 06, 2021
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