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Increase OBSSR funding

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NIH OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH
Increase Funding for the
Research funded by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) shows doctors how to help Americans behave in healthier ways—like by exercising or eating better. This reduces individuals’ risk of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes. It also decreases healthcare costs—treating preventable chronic diseases accounts for 86% of all healthcare spending.
A Society of Behavioral Medicine Call to Action
But OBSSR funding has not increased substantially for the past five years. A larger OBSSR budget can fund the research needed to help Americans improve their health and reduce healthcare costs.
Ask your members of Congress to give more money to OBSSR!
Society of Behavioral Medicine  |  555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI  |  www.sbm.org
Visit http://bit.ly/OBSSRfunding to read the full call to action.