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EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare is a global organisation dedicated to exploring and improving the ways in which healthcare professionals, patients and relatives communicate with one another.

EACH and its members work together to:

  • Promote effective, patient-centred and evidence-based healthcare communication
  • Provide expertise, resources and skills for health communication education, research and practice
  • Encourage networking between healthcare communication professionals to provide advice and cooperation on health communication projects and education

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2022

The deadline for submissions for ICCH 2022 is Sunday 6 February. Take care not to miss out – submit now. Click here for information on how.

We encourage you to join EACH to help promote effective healthcare communication throughout the world.  EACH members significantly contribute to the body of evidence and best practices in research, education, and implementing effective communication in healthcare for learners, clinicians and health care systems. Through EACH, you can learn from and contribute to improving communication in your own workplace, country or sphere of influence as well as throughout the world.

tEACH has collected and developed videos that can be used in teaching communication skills of health care learners. Members have access to the full resource database, but if you aren’t a member, have a look at the sample tools, including the latest Calgary Cambridge video.

Access PEC

Patient Education and Counseling


Official journal of EACH, the International Association for Communication in Health Care and ACH, the Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

rEACH Summer School 2021 – Call for applications

4th June 2021
rEACH proudly presents the 2021 Summer School in healthcare communication, taking place on the 15, 16 & 17 September 2021. An inspiring blend

What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure

3rd June 2021
We are delighted to announce a two-module online course focusing on “What to teach” in communication skills teaching, which take

Tutorial: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies

10th May 2021
The next online tutorial for the E-learning Course: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies runs

Junior participants invited to sign up to the Pairing with Colleagues Programme

4th March 2021
If you are interested in meeting with an experienced colleague to discuss your questions about teaching, research and/or policy
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Sister Organisation

Academy of Communication in Healthcare

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