"Pro-Change Behavior Systems presents a powerhouse team with a strong record of research
and product development." - 2009 NIH grant peer reviewers

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Our Research

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 also to their pros and cons, confidence, and processes of change.

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:

  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly (APA)
  • American Journal of Health Promotion (APHA)
  • American Journal of Public Health and Disease Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Consulting Psychology Journal
  • Disease Management
  • Educational Research
  • Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly
  • Health Care Financing
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Service Research
  • International Journal of Consumer Studies
  • Japanese Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Japanese Psychological Research
  • Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Journal of Health Psychology
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Journal of Personal Finance
  •  Journal of School Nursing
  • Population Health Management
  •  Preventive Medicine
  • Psychology of Violence
  • Psychology of Well-Being
  •  Psychotherapy
  •  Public Health Nursing
  •  Sex Roles: A Research Journal
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • The Journal of Rehabilitation
  • Violence and Victims