Awards

EACH give two main awards to honour talented early-career researchers in the field of healthcare communication (the Jozien Bensing Research Award) and outstanding teachers of communication in healthcare (the EACH Teaching Award).

These awards are presented to the winners every two years at the EACH hosted International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH).

Call for nominations OPEN

The call for nominations for both the EACH Teaching Award and the Jozien Bensing Research Award are now open.  See below for details.

Extended deadline

10th February 2021 midnight GMT.

The EACH Teaching Award

The EACH Teaching Award is an innovative prize for teachers of health care communication awarded biennially at the conferences of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). The award was first given in 2016.  The 3rd Award will be presented at the next ICCH conference held online on the 15-16 April 2021.

The award is meant for teachers of communication in healthcare who have made a significant and outstanding contribution to healthcare communication education.

Examples of such contributions could include:

  • making an impact on healthcare communication teaching beyond the candidate’s institution
  • creating an innovation in healthcare communication teaching and learning
  • introducing communication training in a particularly challenging environment

Nominations can be sent by candidates themselves or by their colleagues with the candidates’ agreement. Nominators should be members of EACH. On acceptance of the award, the winner should be a member of EACH.

The Teaching Award winner will receive the following prize:

  • Free ICCH 2020 Part 2 conference attendance (held online 15-16 April 2021)
  • Two years EACH Membership for Free (existing members will receive two years from the point of next renewal)

The nomination should consist of:

  • An up-to-date CV of the nominee
  • A description by the nominee of the healthcare communication programme through which they have made a significant and outstanding contribution to health care communication: nominees should provide an example of teaching materials that they are particularly proud of
  • Two letters of recommendation by senior colleagues or others, which describe the accomplishments of the nominee and explore how the nominee fulfils the criteria for the award in the field of health care communication teaching.

The jury for the award consists of members of the EACH teaching committee (tEACH), national representatives and the former recipient of the award and is chaired by Sandra Winterburn, Co-Chair of tEACH. The jury welcome applications and will look for credible evidence and recognition from others in making this award such as:

  • evaluations from participants in the healthcare education program
  • evidence of a sustained impact of the teaching programme

Nominations should be sent to the jury by email before 1st February 2021 using the following address info@each.international

The EACH Jozien Bensing Research Award

The Jozien Bensing Research Award is an award for talented early-career researchers awarded biennially at the conferences of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). The award was first given in 2008.  The 7th Award will be presented at the next ICCH conference held online on the 15-16 April 2021.

The award is meant for researchers in the first ten years of their research career, for example within ten years of PhD or similar qualification, allowing for career breaks.

Nominations can be sent by candidates themselves or by senior colleagues with the candidates’ agreement.  Nominators should be members of EACH.  On acceptance of the award, the winner should be a member of EACH.

The Jozien Bensing Research Award winner will receive the following prize:

  • Free ICCH 2020 Part 2 conference attendance (held online 15-16 April 2021)
  • Two years EACH Membership for Free (existing members will receive two years from the point of next renewal)

The nomination should consist of:

  • An up-to-date CV of the nominee, including a list of publications
  • A copy of the favourite publication by the nominee (in the eyes of the nominee him/herself)
  • Two letters of recommendation by senior colleagues or others, which describe the accomplishments of the candidate and make clear why this nominee is particularly promising and talented in the field of healthcare communication research.

The jury of the award includes former and current Presidents of EACH, the Editor-in-chief of Patient Education & Counseling and former recipients of the award and is chaired by Arwen Pieterse, Chair of rEACH.

Nominations should be sent to the jury by email before 1st February 2021 using the following address info@each.international

Congratulation to our previous winners

Jozien Bensing Research Award

2018Arwen Pieterse, The Netherlands
2016Annegret Hannawa, Switzerland
2014Julia van Weert, The Netherlands
2012Veronica Lambert, Ireland
2010Mary Catherine Beach, USA
2008Lidia Del Piccolo, Italy

EACH Teaching Award

2018Francesc Borrell, Spain
2016Rasnayaka Mudiyanse, Sri Lanka