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This Special Section on narrative health communication was initiated by the network “HealthNar,” which received funding from the European Union Marie Curie Actions program— IRSES from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2017 (Project number 612675, see http://healthnar.ruhosting.nl). The network, connecting scholars from 7 European and Australian universities, contributed to multidisciplinary research on narrative health communication from varied theoretical and methodological perspectives.
This Special Section brings together ten papers from three continents and presents important research currently been undertaken in the area of narrative health communication worldwide. Using textual, audio and audiovisual stimuli, these papers investigate a wide range of health topics, such as HPV vaccination, HIV prevention, physical exercise, organ donation, drunk driving, cancer and cardiovascular diseases through experiments, surveys, and qualitative research.