In HCOM, we teach our students to be the difference in health care.

We also feel a responsibility for making sure we are the difference in health communication. We strive to create a program with a strong sense of community, and we broaden that community when we invite scholars from all over the world to join in our conversations and open our eyes to the most cutting-edge research in health communication.

All of our outreach programs are open to the public, free to participate and 100% online and asynchronous:

This annual conference invites researchers from all over the world to share their work and collaborate with each other to find solutions to our greatest problems in healthcare. http://conferences.illinois.edu/hcb3/

The HCOM program hosts several scholars a year to share their pertinent work with a broad online audience. These are opportunities to get to know some of the greatest scholars in our field, and learn more about the work they do. 

Honoring our beloved founder of the HCOM program, our former department head and a revolutionary leader in health communication research, we invite an award winning health communication scholar to share his or her most innovative research in a TED talk style production during the HCB3 conference. The talk is live-streamed and recorded and free to view for anyone who registers for the conference. The 2019 inaugural Dale Brashers Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Susan Morgan, entitled: How Health Communicators Can Help Find Breakthroughs for Cancer: Using Interactive Media and Communication Best Practices to Increase Informed Consent to Clinical Trials.

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