Translational Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 62–63 | Cite as

Improving access to exercise training programs for patients with serious mental illness

  • Benjamin G. Druss
Commentary/Position Paper


In a recent issue of this journal, Pratt et al report on an important new position statement by the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine to improve access to exercise programming as a treatment for patients treated in community mental health settings. If implemented, these recommendations could greatly expand access to these services and improve outcomes for patients treated in community mental health settings.


Exercise programs Serious mental illness Health policy 


Compliance with ethical standards

The material in this manuscript has not been previously reported or published and that the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. There are no funding sources, and no conflicts of interest.


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© Society of Behavioral Medicine 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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