Transforming Consumer Health

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Pia A. Albinsson PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is intended to transform the U.S. health care system. Its success will require the transformation of consumers’ views about health and their willingness to participate in healthful behaviors. Focusing on three barriers to consumers’ engagement in healthful behaviors, the authors review the research literature and suggest opportunities for further research. Using a social marketing perspective, they suggest actions for health care providers, marketers, and policy makers to help overcome these barriers.

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Scammon, D. L., Keller, P. A., Albinsson, P. A., Bahl, S., Catlin, J. R., Haws, K. L., … Schindler, R. M. (2011). Transforming Consumer Health. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 30(1), 14–22. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2011
understanding, decision making, health maintenance, engagement, activation

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