For purposes of this FEMWIKI content on methods and principles in disease prevention and control, we will consider two specific aspects of communication; science communication (1) and health communication (2). 

Science communication includes

Science communication can aim to generate support for scientific research or study, or to inform decision making, including political and ethical thinking. 

Health communication is the study and practice of communicating promotional health information, such as in public health campaigns, health education, and between doctor and patient. The purpose of disseminating health information is to influence personal health choices by improving health literacy.