2014 VCBH Annual Conference
Oct 2 - 3, 2014
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to the 2014 Annual Conference on Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities!
Annual Conference Talks Available
View recorded talks from the 2014 VCBH 2nd Annual Conference on Behavior Change, Health and Health Disparities
The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) hosts a national, interdisciplinary conference on changing personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) that increase risk for chronic disease and premature death. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, physical inactivity/unhealthy food choices, prescription opioid abuse) represent the leading cause of chronic disease and premature deaths in the U.S. and are a major driver behind spiraling health-care costs. Importantly, these risk behaviors are overrepresented among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and are major contributors to the problem of health disparities.
During the conference, scholars from leading U.S. universities and medical centers share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics and behavioral pharmacology to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems.
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