The Decade of Behavior Policy Seminars program is an effort to translate research into action by educating policy and opinion makers about the importance of the behavioral and social sciences.
Researchers across the behavioral and social science disciplines are generating myriad creative solutions to crucial issues facing our society today. Turning this frontier research into action requires mobilizing the right forces-- those who make the policy decisions that have widespread impact on the lives of our nation's citizens. Congressional Briefings are one effective way to inform the public policy process of how research findings can be applied to solving societal issues.
Program Information: (for Endorsing Organizations)
DoB Endorsing Organizations are encouraged to co-sponsor congressional briefings with the Decade.
View Details (Word document) on the following items.
- Call for applications
- Application form
- How to organize a briefing step-by-step
- Suggested co-sponsors
- March 5, 2004
Lost In Translation: Public Health Implications of Sexual Health Research
- March 10, 2004
The Criticality of Sleep for Health and Safety in a 24/7 World (.pdf file, requires Adobe Reader)
- March 11, 2004
The Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research In Celebration of its Tenth Anniversary (.pdf file, requires Adobe Reader)
- March 12, 2004
Taking Control of Our Health – Applying Research on the Self Self-Management of Chronic Illness (.pdf file, requires Adobe Reader)
Pictures from the Seminar (click for larger image):
- March 19, 2004
Young Scholars Social Science Summit -- Subject: Organized Crime
- Behavior and Health: New Research, New Hope (September, 2002)
Highlighted recent breakthroughs that the behavioral sciences have made in a variety of areas, including clinical trials, tobacco use, and schizophrenia, made possible by the National Institutes of Health's substantial increase in funding over the last five years.
Jointly sponsored by the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences in support of the Decade of Behavior theme of "health."