In Health Communication
The Distinguished Book and Article/Chapter Awards recognize research that has made, or offers the promise of making, a significant contribution to scholarship in health communication theory, research, and/or practice. Awards are considered in two categories: (a) outstanding scholarly book; and (b) outstanding article or chapter published in a Communication (or related discipline’s) journal or edited volume. Textbooks are not eligible for the book award. To provide sufficient time for a book to be evaluated (and to have impact), books are not eligible for the award until they have been published at least 5 years.
Nomination Procedure. Nomination packets should include: (a) a brief rationale and explanation of the significance of the nominated piece to the advancement of health communication theory, research, and/or practice; (b) four copies of the nominated article (or four copies of one or more chapters from the nominated book); and (c) published reviews of the nominated work (if available). Self nominations are encouraged.
Award Procedure. The deadline for nominations is June 1 of each year. The committee makes a final decision by September 1. Award recipients are contacted and asked to attend the NCA Division meeting to receive their award. Some form of commendation is given to the award recipients (e.g., certificate, plaque, money). The chair of the committee is the Immediate Past Chair of the Division. Nomination materials should be sent to the Immediate Past Chair of the division.
Keeley, M. P. (2004). Final conversations: Survivors’ memorable messages concerning religious faith and spirituality. Health Communication, 16, 87-104.
Wakefield, M. A., Durkin, S., Spittal, M. J., Siahpush, M., Scollo, M., Simpson, J. A., Chapman, S., White, V., & Hill, D. (2008). Impact of tobacco control policies and mass media campaigns on monthly adult smoking prevalence. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1443-1450.
Dillard, J., & Shen, L. (2005). On the nature of reactance and its role in persuasive health communication. Communication Monographs, 72, 144-168.
No award given
Southwell, B. G., & Yzer, M. C. (2007). The roles of interpersonal communication in mass media campaigns. In C. Beck (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 31, 420-462.
Afifi, W., & Weiner, J. (2010). Seeking information about sexual health: Applying the theory of motivated information management. Human Communication Research, 32(1), 35-57.
Lapinski, M. K., & Rimal, R. (2005). An explication of social norms. Communication Theory, 15, 127-147.
Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., Sanchez-Reilly, S., & Ragan, S. L. (2008). Communicating a terminal prognosis in a palliative care setting: Deficiencies in current communication training protocols. Social Science & Medicine, 66, 2356-65.
O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2007). The relative persuasiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed messages for encouraging disease prevention behaviors: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Health Communication, 12, 623-644.