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Pro-Change to Present at the Health Promotion Conference in San Diego April 11 & 13, 2012

West Kingston, RI – March 13, 2012 – The Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference is the premier event in health promotion presenting the very best in the field. The 22nd annual conference titled “Making Healthy Choices the Easiest Choices: Increasing Awareness, Enhancing Motivation, Building Skills, and Creating Supportive Environments” will be held in San Diego on April 11-13.

On Wednesday April 11, 2012, Pro-Change’s James O. Prochaska, PhD and Janet L. Johnson, PhD, along with Sonja L. DeWees, MPH of Quality Health Solutions will present a panel discussion on “Data on the Debate on Participation-Based vs. Outcome-Based Incentives.” Outcomes from a real world implementation using participation-based incentives will be compared to results from randomized clinical trials applying participation-based and outcome-based incentives.

On Friday, April 13, 2012 from 1:45 pm to 3 pm, Pro-Change’s Sara Johnson, PhD, will present a Research Report on “Leveraging Gaming for Health Behavior Change: How Can We Maximize Its Potential?” Best practices that have emerged from studies to date and a series of expert interviews on serious gaming will be summarized and synthesized into recommendations for leveraging the power of serious gaming for health promotion and health behavior change initiatives.

About the Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
This conference brings together more than 600 like-minded professionals across disciplines and settings with a passion for health promotion. For 22 years leaders in health promotion, who represent some of the largest and most successful workplace, clinical, educational, and community programs in the nation, come together to learn and share their work. For more information, please visit www.HealthPromotionConference.com.