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“Where Are They Now?” HCOM Talks to Alum Heather Angstrom, MS’10

“Where Are They Now?” HCOM Talks to Alum Heather Angstrom, MS’10

What were you doing before enrolling in the Master of Science in Health Communication?  Before and during the program, I worked full-time for the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and the interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) graduate research and education program on Tufts’ Medford campus. Why did you choose Tufts’ Health Communication program? As an undergraduate student, I double-majored in Studio Art and Women’s Studies, and I was looking for a graduate degree that would … Read entire article »

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New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

A growing body of research points to the Patient Activation Model (PAM) as a promising new method to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. PAM takes a health communication approach to engage patients with the knowledge and confidence to maintain health behaviors. What is the patient activation model? The Patient Activation Model is based on four levels of patient beliefs and knowledge of their health. At Level 1, people identify as passive recipients of care. During Level 2, … Read entire article »

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