Health Communication Partners offers research-based solutions to problems concerning effective communication between physicians and patients.
By employing a crossover approach that integrates proven and tested solutions from a range of professional fields, Health Communication Partners provides resources and services that will help you identify problems in your practice and strategize ways to address them.
“Our website had been associated with public health research projects for several years. When the study participants were no longer using the site as a way to learn about their health conditions, our site usage dipped. I was looking for ways to boost site engagement and improve the way we were communicating with our users.
Things we thought we were doing with our site, weren’t really working. So while we see ourselves as culturally- and geographically-focused on a community with high health disparities, Dr. Liebel pointed out that some of our images, words, and other ways of communicating with users were not showing that. This was hard to hear, but important to note, so we could do what we wanted to do (and thought we were doing)!”
Dr. Carole Hutchinson, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, administrator for GetHealthyHarlem.org
Spearheaded by Dr. Anne Marie Liebel, an Ivy League-educated literacy expert and lifelong educator, the resources and services provided by HCP are research-derived and draw from the fields of literacy, language, education, and health communications. With this approach, HCP bridges academic research and clinical practice.
With HCP, you can develop your own tool-box for overcoming obstacles to effective communication in your healthcare practice. Resources provided on this page include:
- research-based articles,
- a free member library
- and a free evidenced-based guide to improving patient communication.
Through collaboration with Dr. Liebel and her team, you can also:
- Develop and implement research
- Provide professional development opportunities
- And engage in on-going discussion forums
Dr. Liebel has her Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Language, Literacy and Education. She is a Participant in the National Academy of Medicine Patient & Family Leadership Network, and a member of the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy.
Dr. Liebel recently gave a Grand Rounds on health literacy titled “Getting the intended message across” at the Medical College of Georgia. She has advised language and literacy content for GetHealthyHarlem.org, written professional education content for Billing Coding Advantage, and been an advisor for empirical research. Dr. Liebel has presented original research at multiple conferences, including AACH 2016 and the upcoming HARC/ICCH 2017, with a focus on health literacy. Dr. Liebel has taught at Clemson University, Western Carolina University, University of South Carolina Upstate, Presbyterian College, and more. She is an award-winning researcher (AERA RTI SIG, 2014) and award winning mentor (Univ of MD Presidential Scholars’ Program, 2008-09). She reviews for multiple peer-review journals. Long before she was Dr. Liebel, Anne Marie also worked in medical records and a startup pharmaceutical research lab.