Welcome to HealthComU. We are so happy that you have stopped in to see what our blog is all about!
Approximately eight months ago on a Boston University course Facebook page (in between studying of course!) a conversation ensued between health communication students regarding the viability of and interest in creating an industry blog. The premise was to come together as current BU students and alumni and feature posts about health communications from health communication professionals and those aspiring toward a health communication career. Things started slowly in the early stages; some team members had to bow out, and others stepped forward in their place. Eventually the core team was solidified—Christine, Julie, Kristin, Lisa and Payal—came together (virtually) and began establishing the vision of HealthComU.
Accustomed to working together from a distance, the team was at home communicating through emails, Facebook pages, Google Hangout, and Skype as the project finally began to pick up momentum. Online connecting and collaborating from all over the country— Wyoming to Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Florida, brings a diverse mixture of experience. Our undergraduate degrees vary from health administration to communication to graphic design. Our backgrounds and cultures are just as diverse! Yet, we were united through the Health Communication Master of Science program at Boston University and are unified in our dedication to improving health outcomes through enhanced communication. We want to be a driving force to affect real behavior change regarding health, and we hope you’ll look to us first for everything you need to know about health communication.
HealthComU is a platform for idea and information sharing. We welcome (friendly) debate and discussion about subjects pertaining to health communication, and we’d love to hear about your experience in the industry.
If you want to do more than just read what we’re blogging and instead be a part of something really exciting, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you, and we’d love to increase the diversity of our writing even more!