ERIC Number: EJ1019642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Systems Science: A Good Investment for the Public's Health
Mabry, Patricia L.; Kaplan, Robert M.
Health Education & Behavior, v40 n1 suppl p9S-12S Oct 2013
This supplement of "Health Education & Behavior" showcases the current state of the field of systems science applications in health promotion and public health. Behind this work lies a steady stream of public dollars at the federal level. This perspective details nearly a decade of investment by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. These investments have included funding opportunity announcements, training programs, developing resources for researchers, cross-disciplinary fertilization, and publication. While much progress has been made, continuing investment is needed in the future to ensure the viability and sustainability of this young but increasingly important field.
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Promotion, Systems Approach, Behavioral Science Research, Social Science Research, Federal Aid, Interdisciplinary Approach, Training, Cooperation, Financial Support, Public Agencies, Investment
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