About the Academy
The Academy is based on the belief that the future growth and evolution of the health behavior research rests on a strong commitment to conducting and disseminating quality research. With a critical eye toward the future, four stewards forged a new course for the field built on a distinctive set of conceptual underpinnings:
Mission of AAHB
The mission of the American Academy of Health Behavior™ is to serve as the “research home” for health behavior scholars and researchers whose primary commitment is to excellence in research and the application of research to practice to improve the public's health.
Values of AAHB
The Academy was founded April 1, 1997 to transform the health promotion and health education field from a teaching- and service-centered profession to one with a stronger research foundation in which discovery would be valued as a means of improving practice and enhancing public health. The origination of the Academy was based on the belief that the future growth and evolution of the health promotion and health education fields rested on a strong commitment to conducting and disseminating quality research.
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