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Multiple Behavior Change Internet Program for Colleges

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
75795
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL074485
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRO-CHANGE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
1174 Kingstown Road Unit 101 South Kingstown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multiple Behavior Change Internet Program for Colleges
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL074485-01A2
Award Amount: $151,525.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, and poor stress management habits are started in adolescence and have been shown to initiate or promote chronic diseases. Well-designed health promotion programs are needed to assist college students in shaping a foundation of healthy behaviors. This Phase I application proposes the development of a multiple behavior change program for health promotion for college students that can be delivered at low cost over the Internet. As heavy users of the Internet, college students are an ideal population to test the Internet as a health promotion delivery channel. Individualized, interactive, multimedia programs based on the Transtheortetical Model and delivered by colleges to their students will have the potential to produce unprecedented impacts on three of the most risky and costly behaviors, namely diet, exercise and stress management. These programs will be designed to meet the needs of students in each Stage of Change and not just the small minority prepared to take action. Internet based expert system interventions for the three behaviors will be modified and evaluated by consultants, key informants, focus groups, and pilot participants to test the feasibility and acceptability of the programs.

Principal Investigator:

Carol O. Cummins
4018747023
CCUMMINS@PROCHANGE.COM

Business Contact:


4018744100
JMPROCHASKA@PROCHANGE.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 755 West Kingston, RI 02892

EIN/Tax ID: 050508853
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No