Text BRIGHT to 401-251-0169 to get started today!
bRIght communities:

Navigate your way to better health!

Experience a new, free and interactive text-messaging program that gives you personalized tips to eat healthier, get more out of exercise, and overcome barriers so you can live life to the fullest.

What is bRIght communities?

It’s a free, interactive texting program created to empower you and all Rhode Islanders to improve your health.  We are excited to test it in Rhode Island. And if it works, it can be used across the U.S.! 

You will get tips on how to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and how to overcome barriers to being healthy. 

bRIght communities is:

  • Designed to help you eat healthy and exercise at your own pace, when YOU are ready
  • Customized to help you overcome barriers to improving your health
  • Completely confidential
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Based on the science of behavior change
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Built by ProChange Behavior Solutions, a small business in RI, with advice from fellow Rhode Islanders and community health experts

Who can participate?

Rhode Island residents who are:

  • 18 or older
  • Not diagnosed with diabetes
  • Not pregnant

What do I have to do?

To sign up…

Text BRIGHT to 401-251-0169 for the English version, or
BRILLANTE to 401-251-0169 for the Spanish version.

The program will text you a few brief questions about your eating habits. This should take 3-5 minutes to complete. Based on your answers, we’ll send you tips and resources. Every ten days, the program will send some more questions. bRIght communities will be updated each time you answer a question.

How long does the program last?

  • The program will last for six months.
  • After you answer the initial questions, we’ll send you a text message tip every day or every other day for 30 days.
  • Every 10 days, we’ll text you a few more brief questions (like how much exercise you get) so we can tailor your messages for you.
  • If you decide to continue, we’ll update your feedback every 10 days.
ProChange Behavior Solutions' 5 section pinwheel surrounding the triangular delta symbol, signifying change and the five stages of change

What do I get out of it?

  • You will get tips on making changes to your eating and exercise habits–at your own pace.
  • By making those changes, you will feel better, have more energy, and can stay healthy.
  • And if you have barriers to being healthy, you’ll learn ways to overcome them.
  • The first 416 people to sign up for bRIght communities will receive up to $50 in Amazon.com* or grocery store gift cards.
  • Everyone who takes part in bRIght communities and answers their questions every 10 days will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10, $10 prizes or 1, $100 prize. So you can win up to $100 in gift cards every 10 days just for taking part in the program.

*restrictions apply, see amazon.com/gc-legal

What will happen to my data?

The answers you give to the text message program and the follow-up survey will not be shared with anyone outside the research team. Your phone number will not be shared with or sold to anyone.

Only approved project team members who have been trained to protect people’s privacy can see the records. Your data may be sent to researchers outside of ProChange for data analyses. Any personal information that could identify you will be removed before the data are shared.


There is one exception to the promise of confidentiality: if we see or are told that a child is being abused or neglected or that someone is planning to harm themselves or someone else, we may disclose this information to the proper authorities.

Who is behind bRIght communities?

ProChange Behavior Solutions, a small, woman-owned Rhode Island company, developed bRIght communities with:

  • Advice from fellow Rhode Islanders and community health experts
  • Funding from the CDC

What should I do if I enrolled in bRIght communities, but now I have a new phone number?

If you are already enrolled in bRIght communities with one phone number but get another, please email us at bright@prochange.com. We will update your account so you can keep going with the program.

Who should I contact if I have questions about bRIght communities?

Please send us any questions or comments to bright@prochange.com.

Approved by Institutional Review Board, project #2021-2

ProChange Behavior Solutions
91 Point Judith Road
STE 26, Unit #333
Narragansett, RI 02882

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