Individuals served by behavioral health programs experience risk factors that threaten health and longevity. Health behavior changes may be supported through environmental modifications known as nudges. The current review (a) examines the potential value of nudges for helping individuals receiving services from behavioral health programs, and (b) offers physical and social environment strategies to support positive health behaviors. The authors discuss literature related to nudges and environmental influences on health behaviors. The research related to nudges supports the potential value of this framework for nurses in behavioral health settings, who are in a strong position to help address health and wellness concerns disproportionately experienced by individuals in behavioral health programs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services|
|State||Published - Jan 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Phychiatric Mental Health