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About Center for Health Communication (CHEC)

Center for Health Communication (CHEC) was created in 2021 in order to provide a framework for both ongoing and upcoming research activities and initiatives in the field of health communication. Communication is a fundamental component of health and healthcare. Effective health communication is crucial for the health of the population and for patient safety and quality and therefore has important consequences for both individuals and society. Communication is central to all aspects of healthcare, from diagnosis to treatment, from medical education to patient education, from social media to patient narratives, from medical consultation to the public space. Important aspects of health communication are risk and trust and how these are navigated. Center for Health Communication (CHEC) covers all of these areas.