“What’s Next for Health Promotion? What New Approaches Will Produce the Best Outcomes” is the title of the 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference in San Diego, CA from March 30th to April 3rd.

Kerry E. Evers, PhD, Senior Vice President at Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., will present on “Disruptive Technology: Help or Hindrance?” The focus will be on how to best integrate best practice into expanding technology innovations and how evolving best practices will integrate not only innovations in the health promotion, but those from the technology arena as well.

Sara S. Johnson, PhD, Senior Vice President, will present two sessions–one on “Innovations in Health Promotion: Exploring and Promoting Synergies between Cultural and Individual Change Initiatives.” Dr. Johnson sees the biggest impact on health will likely result from simultaneous policy, environmental, culture initiatives, combined with high-quality evidence-based individually tailored behavior change programs. Dr. Johnson’s second presentation, “Integrating Best Practices is a Next Practice,” conducted with Karen Horgan, CEO of VAL Health, will highlight successful initiatives that combined Pro-Change’s award-winning Transtheoretical Model evidence-based behavior change programs with VAL Health’s evidence-based incentive solutions that build on behavioral economics to increase engagement and improve outcomes.

Leanne M. Mauriello, PhD, Vice President at Pro-Change, at a Poster Session, will share the outcomes in a presentation entitled “Using mHealth to Deliver Behavior Change Interventions within Prenatal Care at Community Health Centers.” The multi-behavior change program was tested in a randomized controlled trial targeting smoking cessation, healthy eating, and stress management. The program produced strong engagement, retention, and significant reduction in numbers of risks post-delivery.

Pro-Change is proud to have such a strong presence at the 25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference to present the very best in the science and practice of health promotion,” stated Janice M. Prochaska, PhD, President and CEO.