The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and public policy advocacy: A call to action

Paul Estabrooks, Sherry Pagoto, Jennifer Otten, Lori Pbert, Amy Stone, Abby King, Kathy Goggin, Karen Emmons

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Abstract

In 2010, the Society of Behavioral Medicine heightened its priority to take an even more active role in influencing health-related public policy. Here we discuss the importance of behavioral medicine presence in public policy initiatives, review a brief history of SBM's involvement in public policy, describe steps SBM is now taking to increase its involvement in health-related public policy, and finally, put forth a call to action for SBM members to increase their awareness of and become involved in public policy initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-496
Number of pages5
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Public policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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