Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

SBM Now Offers Membership to Organizations, Companies

Lorna Haughton McNeill, PhD, MPH, Membership Council chair

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) now offers affiliate membership so that organizations and other entities can join the society too.

Brand new for the 2017 membership year, affiliate membership is available to nonprofits, companies, educational institutions, research or lab hubs, government institutions, and the like. This differs from SBM’s regular membership, which is strictly for individuals.

Affiliate membership allows entities to show their support for behavioral medicine while also enjoying benefits like discounted Annual Meeting exhibit space, discounted job ad posting, access to SBM’s network of expert consultants, and the ability to share information and events on SBM’s website and in emails to SBM members. A select number of individuals at affiliate entities can also register for SBM’s Annual Meeting at a discounted rate and receive free access to SBM’s journals and special interest groups. If your institution has more than three SBM members, visit the affiliate membership web page or contact the SBM office to see if affiliate membership is right for you.

This new membership type will help SBM and like-minded groups partner to ensure behavioral medicine research is translated into practices and policies that improve the health of individuals and entire communities. Affiliate members are subject to SBM approval to ensure their missions align with SBM’s vision of “better health through behavior change.”