Apr 26, 2019
Graphic health warnings displayed on a tobacco power wall may reduce the chances of cigarette purchases for adult smokers lower in nicotine dependence, but may have little influence on highly-dependent smokers.
How do we actively promote policies, actions and behaviors that foster individual, family, household and social well-being?
The Social and Behavioral Policy program aims to improve the quality of life for people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and physical, mental, and cognitive abilities. Cross-disciplinary teams help decisionmakers advance solutions to improve the effectiveness of social programs; support marital and family well-being; raise people out of poverty, improve the lives of older adults, disabled populations, and their caregivers; and further the positive development of children, youth, and young adults. The program also develops and evaluates prevention and treatment programs to address substance use and abuse, mental health, active and independent living, and other factors that are critical for well-being.
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