Partnership Working Group

2023-2024 Working Group Leads

Marie C. Haverfield, marie.haverfield@sjsu.edu (San José State University, USA)
Song Duimel, s.duimel@nki.nl (Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, NL)

About ICA

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

EACH’s affiliation with ICA

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 formal 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.

Member benefits

In addition to the above opportunities, members of ICA receive a 20% discount on EACH membership. Members will also be invited first to participate in a regular ICA and ICCH panel slot at conferences.

Current projects

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

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.