Title

Fulfilling our assignment to improve the health of all: good science just isn't enough

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Date

2-2006

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Diabetes Mellitus; *Health Promotion; *Health Status; Humans; Hypoglycemic Agents; Life Style; Metformin; *Physician-Patient Relations; Risk Reduction Behavior; Science

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

This article was the presidential address presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 2005 SBM Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, April 13 to 16, 2005, Boston, Massachusetts. It comments on the role of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and the University of Massachusetts in improving health care in the U.S. The mission of SBM is focused on the important integration of biomedical and behavioral science, behavioral medicine has expanded to a full ecological perspective and includes each of the levels of the ecological model. One of the themes focused is that behavioral medicine has made lasting contributions to the public's health.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Ann Behav Med. 2006 Feb;31(1):14-20. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16472034