Behavior Maintenance Approaches in Clinical and Community Settings Workshop

June 4, 2024, 11:00am – 3:30pm EDT


The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and Adherence Research Network at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been hosting a series of workshops entitled “An Action Agenda: Promoting the Science and Practice of Health Behavior Maintenance.” The goal of this workshop series is to develop a more complete understanding of health behavior maintenance to promote and sustain health outcomes.

The fourth workshop in this series, “Behavior Maintenance Approaches in Clinical and Community Settings,” will take place virtually on June 4, 2024 from 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ET.

The first session in this workshop will showcase the lived experiences of people with chronic conditions who are maintaining healthy behaviors, as well as clinicians who will discuss the multi-level approaches and supports/resources that have enabled their patients to be successful. These narratives will be followed by a discussion, moderated by our co-chair Anne Peters, M.D., regarding commonalities and differences in effective behavior maintenance approaches across chronic conditions and contexts.

The second session will feature speakers who will present exemplars of successful programs that have been implemented in real-world clinical and community settings, with discussion about the opportunities and challenges for their advancement. The workshop will close with a high-level overview of discussions from all Workshops.

The workshops build upon prior work undertaken by OBSSR and the NIH Health Maintenance Consortium to identify the processes, components, and contextual factors influencing health behavior maintenance.

Workshop 1, held in the Spring of 2023, focused on Conceptualization of Behavior Maintenance. Workshops 2 and 3 held in September 2023, focused on Measurement and Monitoring of Behavior Maintenance and Interventions for Behavior Maintenance.

After completion of Workshop 4, high-level summaries of findings and contact information for speakers will be available for workshops 1-4 on the OBSSR website.

The NIH Health Behavior Maintenance Workshop Planning Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Alexander Rothman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Minnesota

Anne Peters, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

NIH Workshop Co-Leads

Deborah Young-Hyman, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Michael Stirratt, Ph.D.
Senior Behavioral Scientist
National Institute of Mental Health

Sydney O’Connor, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Maureen Monaghan Center, Ph.D.
Program Director, Diabetes Behavioral Science
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Closed captioning will be available for the event. If you have questions about the workshop series, please contact any one of the NIH Workshop Co-Leads. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Janiya Peters (; 301-670-4990). Requests should be made at least 10 days in advance of the event.