APA Division 38: Health Psychology, a division of psychology focused on advancing the contributions of the discipline ti gain better understanding of health and illness through clinical research while integrating current psychological knowledge.
"Division 38 supports the educational, scientific, and professional contributions of psychology to:
- Understand the etiology and promotion and maintenance of health in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental illness,
- Study psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral factors in physical and mental illness,
- Contribute to improving the health care system, and
- Formulate health policy."