Evidence-based health and well-being for entire populations.

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 tens 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 of change, confidence to make and sustain change, and the processes of change they should be using.

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 grants and the AHRQ Innovation Exchange in 2008 and 2012. Since 2014, we have had NCQA certification for our HRI (Health Appraisal), first under Health Information Products and currently under Wellness and Health Promotions. In 2016, Pro-Change was granted NCQA WHP certification for our Self-Management Tools.

Pro-Change staff have published research papers in multiple peer-reviewed journals including:

    • Addictive Behaviors
    • Administration and Policy in Mental Health
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly
    • American Journal of Health Promotion
    • American Journal of Public Health and Disease Management
    • Child Welfare
    • Children & Youth Services
    • Cognitive Therapy and Research
    • Consulting Psychology Journal
    • Disease Management
    • Educational Research
    • Families in Society
    • Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly
    • Financial Counseling and Planning Education
    • Health Care Financing Review
    • 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 Clinical Sleep Medicine
    • 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 Psychotherapy Integration
    • Journal of Rehabilitation
    • Journal of School Nursing
    • Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
    • Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
    • Managed Care Interface
    • Population Health Management
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychology of Violence
    • Psychology of Well-Being
    • Psychotherapy
    • Public Health Nursing
    • Sex Roles: A Research Journal
    • Social Work
    • Social Work in Health Care
    • Teaching of Psychology
    • The Journal of Rehabilitation
    • Violence and Victims


Pro-Change staff have presented research papers and have presented at numerous conferences including:

  • Academy Health
  • Alliance for Continuing Medical Education Conference
  • Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
  • Conference Board Employee Health Care Conference
  • Population Health Alliance
  • Corporate Health Congress (Brazil)
  • Disease Management Association of America (DMAA)
  • European Health Psychology Society Conference
  • Health 2.0
  • Information Therapy Conference
  • Integrated Benefits Institute
  • International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
  • International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM)
  • International Forum for Investor Education/International Organization of Securities
  • Commissions Global Investor Education Conference
  • Interstitial Cystitis Association
  • National Business Coalition on Health
  • National Conference on Health Productivity and Human Capital
  • New York State Public Health Association
  • Onsite Clinic Conference
  • Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)