Better population health through behavior change in adults: a call to action

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine



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Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Health Promotion; Humans; Risk Factors; Risk Reduction Behavior


Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Cardiovascular Diseases | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion


An AHA Science Advisory recommending that physicians intervene more assertively to get patients to adopt healthier lifestyles, directly targeting smoking, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity.


Citation: Spring B, Ockene JK, Gidding SS, Mozaffarian D, Moore S, Rosal MC, Brown MD, Vafiadis DK, Cohen DL, Burke LE, Lloyd-Jones D; American Heart Association Behavior Change Committee of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Better population health through behavior change in adults: a call to action. Circulation. 2013 Nov 5;128(19):2169-76. doi: 10.1161/01.cir.0000435173.25936.e1. Link to article on publisher's site

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AHA Scientific Statements, behavior, population health, prevention

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