On September 19th and 20th, 2014, Tufts University and neighboring Emerson College hosted 181 Health Communication alumni, current students and faculty for a 20th Anniversary Reunion Celebration. “Twenty years is a long time in a field so new” said Aviva Must, PhD, Tufts Dean of Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, "our programs continue to define and meet the training needs for health communication professionals."
The weekend kicked off with a cocktail reception at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Guests enjoyed the stunning views of Boston from the 15th floor while reconnecting and reminiscing with former classmates and professors.
“My favorite part of the Anniversary Celebration was meeting alumni,” said Leah Ettman, current Tufts Health Communication student. “As I prepare to start my career, it was helpful to connect with alumni and learn about the work they’re doing in the field. I feel so lucky to have met many of the alumni and get their insight and advice.”
Read more about the reunion activities.
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Facilitators: Dr. Susan Koch-Weser and Dr. Amy Lischko (TUSM Faculty)
Description: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. There are numerous provisions in the ACA that will necessarily call for health communicators. Some of the areas include insurance outreach and enrollment, health information, shared decision-making, and public health promotion. This session will provide an overview of the ACA and the provisions related to health communication.
Koch-Weser & Lischko slides