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

August 20, 2020

Rethinking How to Expand the Evidence Base for Health Behavior Change in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Can-Change executive members K. Lavoie, S. Bacon and T.S. Campbell are leading a study to examine a tailored, technology-supported intervention aimed at increasing physical activity in healthcare professionals. The study will evaluate if additional theory-based behaviour change techniques used to promote motivation, self-regulation and habit can support increased physical activity participation relative to information alone.

August 4, 2020

POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Director (NCI Health Behaviors Research Branch)

NCI’s Behavioral Research Program is accepting letters of interest from scientists interested in joining the Health Behaviors Research Branch as a Program Director.

July 1, 2020

Asthma and COPD patients’ perceived link between health literacy core domains and self-management of their condition

Health literacy (HL) is a person's ability to practically apply a wide range of cognitive and non-cognitive skills, to make health-related decisions. This study, that involved Can-Change Chair Dr. Kim Lavoie, endeavored to develop a comprehensive, function-based tool that adequately and accurately measures HL skills of this patient population. Involvement of patients from initial stage allowed us to develop a tool that will serve as a first ever developed HL tool for asthma and COPD patient group.