[DIV28SUPER] 2nd Annual Vermont Center on Behavior & Health Conference

Please see attached Call for Posters. PLEASE CIRCULATE:

2nd Annual Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities Conference

October 2-3, 2014
Burlington, Vermont

Capitalizing on Behavioral Economics to Address Major Behavior Health Problems

Personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) increase risk for chronic
disease and premature death. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., physical
inactivity/unhealthy food choices, tobacco use, 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. These risk behaviors are overrepresented among
socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and are major contributors
to the problem of health disparities. Scholars from leading U.S.
universities and medical centers will share their research and
knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral
economics to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes
with these highly challenging and costly public health problems in the
areas of obesity, tobacco use, and prescription opioid abuse.

For registration, agenda, and call for posters, please visit:

Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D.
Director, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health
Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont
1 South Prospect Street
UHC Campus - OH3, Stop 482
Burlington, VT 05401-1419

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