The Health Communication Working Group aims to provide a forum for critical thinking on health communication as well as knowledge translation from praxis related interpretative health communication. It emphasizes social change with a recognition and respect for local knowledge and beliefs and challenging the dominant understandings of health and health communication frameworks. It encourages dialogue between disciplines, such as communication and media studies, public health, sociology, anthropology, psychology and cultural studies, and between researchers and practitioners. It aims to create a network of researchers who share knowledge, ideas, methodologies, and research outcomes as well as develop international collaborative projects in the health communication space.
Co-Chair: SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu (National Institute of Nutrition - Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad, India) [Contact]
Co-Chair: Yolanda Paul (Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, The University of the West Indies at Mona, Kingston, Jamaica) [Contact]
Vice chair: Sinikka Torkkola (Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Finland) [Contact]
Vice chair: Eliza Govender (Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) [Contact]
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