Public health promotes and protects the health of people and communities at the population level. Most issues faced in public health involve some element of human behavior, so the principles of behavior analysis can complement and enhance interventions at all three levels of public health: primary (i.e., prevention), secondary (i.e., screening), and tertiary (i.e., treatment).

Public health is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Behavior Analysis in Public Health Subspecialty Fact Sheet

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Public health is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.