Our mission

Can-Change is made up of a group of scientific and practice leaders in the design and delivery/dissemination of evidence-based health behaviour change interventions that promote the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles. Read more…

Our programs

Our training programs and workshops target multiple healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists, allied health) and trainees, and have covered a range of topics (e.g., motivational communication approaches, adherence interventions, stress management, health behavior change strategies, multidisciplinary medicine). Read more…

Recent posts

February 18, 2022

Training Physicians in Motivational Communication to Address Influenza Vaccine Hesitation: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Members of Can-Change A. Dragomir, V. Gosselin-Boucher, C. Laurin, K. Lavoie, and S. Bacon are seeking strategies to support health care professionals on how to address vaccine hesitancy are needed. They developed a 4-h Motivational Communication (MC) training program tailored to help physicians address hesitancy related to influenza vaccination among patients living with rheumatoid arthritis. The program increased MC competency among rheumatology physicians and promoted behavioral change among patients.

February 5, 2022

Hope for Canadians struggling with weight and obesity issues

Dr. Stephen Glazer and Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis have undertaken an international survey that will help them learn more about patient needs during the pandemic and help them shape the medical care of people living with obesity as we move forward through this new era of medicine.

January 18, 2022

Weight gain, weight management and medical care for individuals living with overweight and obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic (EPOCH Study)

Can-Change member M. Vallis co-authors a paper on the EPOCH study whose results suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted patient care for those living with overweight and obesity and was associated with weight gain and interfered with weight management strategies.