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Mission, Values, and Goals

Mission of AAHB

The mission of the American Academy of Health Behavior™ is to serve as the “research home” for health behavior scholars committed to excellence and diversity in research to improve the public's health.

Values of AAHB

  1. Diversity- Dynamic and consistent efforts to promote diversity as a critical component to enrich and contextualize our activities.
  2. Equity - Dedication to promoting, including, and respecting the diversity and strengths of individuals, organizations, communities, and populations.
  3. Excellence - Strives to achieve the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of the Academy.
  4. Health Behavior Research - Commitment to science-based research that leads to new knowledge, advances practice, and informs national health priorities.
  5. Honesty and Integrity - Guided by a collective commitment to sound and just ethical behavior in research and practice.
  6. Merit - Commitment to professional recognition within The Academy based on scientific merit and accomplishments.
  7. Professional Growth - Fosters mentoring and development for all members of The Academy across the professional life-span.

Goals of AAHB

  1. Foster development and dissemination of knowledge through sponsorship of scientific meetings, symposia, and publications.
  2. Recognize outstanding achievements in the areas of health behavior, health education, or health promotion research.
  3. Encourage collaborative research efforts.
  4. Influence health policy and allocation of resources within agencies, private foundations, and universities.
  5. Foster the research career of young scholars
  6. Create and sustain an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diversity as reflected in the membership, health behavior issues, approaches and dissemination.

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