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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6028

Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6093


Board on Human Sciences

Representing the “Human” dimension of the “Sciences”

The Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), is an association of administrators of higher education units responsible for research/discovery, extension/outreach, and teaching/learning programs in the human sciences at universities across the country. Their members are committed to a national agenda that unifies disciplines within and beyond the human sciences to enrich people’s lives. Please take a look at our brochure.

Human Sciences

Purposeful integration that addresses issues challenging individuals, families and communities is the role of human sciences.  Solutions to major issues facing individuals, families and communities typically cannot be found in only one discipline. The human sciences bring together multiple perspectives to address human needs.

Professionals in the field of human sciences integrate the best thinking from various disciplines to address and solve important challenges that we face individually, as families and communities, and as a society. We integrate disciplines to solve practical, reoccurring problems that individuals, families and communities face.

2019 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2019 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Spring Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, March 5-8, 2019. Register today!

Human Sciences at Work

Youth Active and Media Savvy at Tennessee State University

The Youth Active and Media Savvy (YAMS) Summer Camp encourages healthier lifestyles by promoting cultural empowerment to teach weight management skills to African American youth at risk for adult obesity. This research incorporates cultural empowering techniques with media literacy education. Media literacy is an effective strategy because it teaches individuals to deconstruct media messages and identify the sponsor’s motives in representing the intended audience’s point of view. Exploring and integrating relevant attitudes, values, goals, and practices of the African American experience and African traditions will help build cultural empowerment. This 12-day, 3-week camp supports the USDA-NIFA strategic goal of preventing childhood obesity and the priority areas of human health and obesity as it relates to nutrition and youth and family development. YAMS Camp addresses the national need to reduce childhood obesity by developing and delivering a culturally empowering intervention that promotes healthy dietary habits, physical activity, and media literacy to historically disadvantaged youth.

At YAMS, all meals provided are healthy, nutritious, and meatless. Campers receive healthy cooking lessons that include food and kitchen safety information. Lessons and meals emphasize increasing consumption of fruit, vegetable, whole grains, and food sources of calcium and vitamin A. Nutrition lessons encourage limiting added sugar, fats and salt and controlling portion sizes. Daily meals include three to five servings of fruit and vegetables. Campers prepare their healthy lunches and wash their own dishes. YAMS campers also receive a healthy breakfast and two snacks each day. Youth create and present various forms of media and artistic expressions including posters, songs, raps, poems, and videos about advertising, healthy habits, YAMS, and positive self-esteem affirmations. Leadership and team building exercises and activities are conducted at the training course located on the Agricultural Research and Education Center (AREC). The cost of the program is on a sliding scale allowing disadvantaged youth to participate.

Camp facilitator – teach, supervise and monitor campers, ages 8-13, in: 1) media literacy, 2) nutrition education, 3) cooking lessons, 4) BroCode or Sister Circle, 5) Physical Activity, and 6) Re-Kinection. 

For more information, check out the YAMS website at:

BoHS Social Media Internship

The BoHS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the three social media internship positions for the 2018-19 academic year have been filled. Please consider nominating a student from your institution for the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information please click here.

International Federation of Home Economics 2020 World Congress

August 2 - 8, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. For updates check here.

BoHS Business Meetings

November 12, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes DRAFT

March 9, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2017 Business Meeting Minutes


You may access the archives of the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. by clicking here.


Meetings & Events Events


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