The History of AAHB
The Academy was founded April 1, 1997 to transform the health promotion and health education field from a teaching- and service-centered profession to one with a stronger research foundation in which discovery would be valued as a means of improving practice and enhancing public health. The origination of the Academy was based on the belief that the future growth and evolution of the health promotion and health education fields rested on a strong commitment to conducting and disseminating quality research. With a critical eye toward the future, a new course for the field was forged on a distinctive set of conceptual underpinnings:
25th Anniversary of AAHB
On April 1st, 2022, AAHB celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
The Academy has achieved much over the years, as reflected in Katie M. Heinrich's "Presidential Note: Celebrating the Academy," in the Health Behavior Research Journal volume 5, number 1 (2022).
View the 25th Anniversary video with photos from the early days of the Academy. How many members do you recognize?