The American Academy of Health Behavior
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 and researchers whose primary commitment is to excellence in research and the application of research to practice to improve the public's health.

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    Values of AAHB

    1. Commitment to and continuous engagement in science-based research
    2. Conduct of new and innovative research
    3. Pursuit of national health research priorities
    4. Excellence in all aspects of The Academy
    5. Honesty and integrity
    6. Attention to consistency and detail
    7. Merit-based recognition
    8. Dynamic and consistent efforts to promote diversity as a critical component to enrich and contextualize our activities

    Goals of AAHB
        1. Establish financial solvency and security of The Academy to assure high quality and efficiency of the Academy. 
        2. Foster development and dissemination of knowledge through sponsorship of scientific meetings, symposia, and publications.
        3. Increase member participation to improve the Academy.
        4. Recognize outstanding achievements in the areas of health behavior, health education, and health promotion research.
        5. Increase national/international influence of the Academy.
        6. Encourage collaborative research efforts.
        7. Influence health policy and allocation of resources within agencies, private foundations and universities.
        8. Foster the research career of young scholars.
        9. Create and sustain an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diversity as reflected in membership, health behavior.

    Joanne Sommers, M.Ed.,CHES
    Executive Director 
    Phone: (419) 760-6020

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