Yale University

Yale launches new Center for Health & Learning Games

Games have proven to be powerful tools to teach positive health and learning behaviors to youth. Since 2009, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) investigators have been researching and developing games that are designed to help prevent harms such as risky sexual behavior, substance abuse, and HIV transmission, as well as to promote healthy behaviors and educational skills. To expand the scope and reach of this innovative approach, YSM announced the launch of the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games.

"The goal is to continue with a focus on research and development and evaluation of evidence-based game and videogame interventions, but also expand in terms of university- and community-wide collaborations, as well as national and international partnerships," said Dr. Lynn Fiellin, associate professor of medicine and the Yale Child Study Center, and founder of the new center.

Published: Sunday, December 6, 2015