The foundation of our programs comes from research conducted with over 150,000 participants and funded by over $80 million of federal grants. Powerful databases let us track which strategies have been most successful for specific populations so we can continuously improve our programs.
Powerful enough to generate hundreds of thousands of messages on the most important change processes, these databases give participants guidance that is appropriate not only to their Stage of Change but to their unique needs, feelings, and attitudes.
What sets us apart from other behavior change programs is the depth and extent of scientific research on which our programs are based and the fact that we continue to use the outcomes generated by our systems to refine our methods and content.
Pro-Change’s approach to programs has been shown to be effective with:
- 80% of at-risk populations participating
- 80% or more of those participants who are not yet ready to change and are not seeking services
- Minority populations
- Low education populations
- Children, adolescents, and older adults
- Populations with mental illness
Pro-Change’s research and innovations have been recognized by awards like the 2009 URAC Gold Award in Health Management and the 2007 Tibbetts Award for significant achievements related to the Small Business Innovation Research programs. Pro-Change staff have published research papers in multiple peer-reviewed journals and have presented at numerous conferences including:
- Alliance for Medical Education Conference
- Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Disease Management Association of America (DMAA)
- European Health Psychology Society Conference
- Information Therapy Conference
- International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
- International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM)
- Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
- Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)