Affiliated organisations

Patient education and counseling (PEC)

EACH is proud to be associated with the scientific journal Patient Education and Counseling.

The 2012 impact factor of the journal has increased to 2.372 (Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary ranking: 4 (Q1)).

PEC is now definitely the major dedicated healthcare communication research journal.

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare: sister organisation of EACH

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) is the professional home for all those who are committed to improving communication and relationships in healthcare.

Its vision is to create a healthcare system where all patients, healthcare professionals, trainees, and researchers feel valued, are treated equitably with respect, compassion, understanding, and are actively engaged in healthcare processes and decisions.

In odd numbered years, alternating with EACH, ACH hosts the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare.

International Communication Association (ICA)

The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.

Member benefits:  Affiliate membership: Members of ICA receive a 20% discount on EACH membership.

EACH/ICA Partnership Working Group

 2023-2024 Working Group Leads

Marie C. Haverfield, (San José State University, USA) (EACH member, ICA member)
Song Duimel, (Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, NL) (EACH member, ICA member)

Beginning in December 2020, researchers who have been members of EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare but whose primary affiliation is the International Communication Association (ICA) and who are part of the Health Communication Division of ICA worked with leaders of EACH to create a partnership between the two organizations.

This partnership offers opportunities to be involved in both EACH and ICA, become involved in the discussion and potential collaboration opportunities through networking, mentoring, and public forums at conferences and online webinars. This partnership has potential to bring organizational structure for people who want to advance their own research and network across both organizations. At the collective level, the partnership expands our international networks to do research across country and disciplinary boundaries. The robust, theoretically-based work that is a foundation of ICA members, and the expertise in and access to healthcare communication of EACH members, provides a cornerstone for the future.

The EACH/ICA Partnership Working Group comprises researchers who are members of EACH and the Health Communication Division of ICA.

The aims of this Working Group are to:

  • develop opportunities for members to be involved in both EACH and ICA
  • foster collaboration through networking and mentoring, at public forums, conferences and online webinars.

At the collective level, the partnership expands our international networks to do research across country and disciplinary boundaries.

Working group members

Ashley P. Duggan (Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Marcy Rosenbaum (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Evelyn Y. Ho (University of California San Francisco, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Matthew Matsaganis (Rutgers University, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Julia C.M. van Weert (University of Amsterdan, Netherlands), (EACH member, ICA member)
Arwen H. Pieterse (Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands), (EACH member, ICA member)
Nadine Bol (Tilburg University, Netherlands), (ICA member)
Sara Rubinelli (University of Lucerne, Switzerland), (EACH member, ICA member)
Marleah Dean (University of South Florida, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Carma Bylund (University of Florida, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Jenn Anderson (South Dakota State University, USA), (EACH member, ICA member)
Anna Kerr (Ohio University, USA), (ICA member)
Christopher J. Koenig (San Francisco State University, USA) (EACH member, ICA member)

Click here for the EACH and ICA Partnership report of 8 October 2022.

How to get involved

Feel free to contact our leads and/or existing members to learn more about joining our working group.

National Voices: professional member

EACH is delighted to have become a professional member of National Voices.

National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England and, as the national umbrella group, have done tremendous work in promoting person centred coordinated healthcare in the NHS.

WONCA: the World Organization of Family Doctors

The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.

Member benefits: Affiliate membership: Members of WONCA receive a 20% discount on EACH membership.

Current projects

EACH and WONCA have been working together in projects with shared aims and complementary expertise.

Examples are a combined training as part of a major health policy reform in Primary care in Moldova in 2016, and train the trainer workshops for family doctors in Japan to improve assessment and management of depression in 2018/2019.