Enhancing the Use of Multiple Health Communication Channels

The 2017 DCHC Preconference will feature unique opportunities for participants to interact with key representatives of major federal funding agencies about exciting new health communication research opportunities. Program officers from the National Cancer Institute, the National Library of Medicine, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and other important federal agencies will describe their priorities for research funding, introduce new relevant funding initiatives, and explain proven strategies for preparing competitive grant applications. There will be an interactive follow-up session for conference participants to discuss their ideas for new health communication research projects with federal program officers. In addition, there will be invited presentations about cutting-edge health communication research programs that employ multiple complementary communication channels to enhance health outcomes.