A voice for our vision

To realize our mission – to facilitate better health through behavioral change – SBM’s advocacy efforts are rigorous and relentless.

We are dedicated to advancing evidence-based health policies and ensuring the adequate provision of research dollars – an increasingly vital part of our work as budgets tighten everywhere.

SBM leaders meet with health policy aides on Capitol Hill to advocate for increased National Institutes of Health research funding and legislation that helps prevent disease.

SBM releases member-written health policy statements and endorses policy position statements from like-minded organizations. Recent position statements have highlighted the importance of cancer screenings and healthy school food options, and one called for increased regulation of e-cigarettes.


The society also encourages members to get involved. Online tools help members craft talking points and reach out to their legislators directly.

Tools for Contacting Your Legislators
Policy Positions
Sign-Ons and Endorsements