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URAC's Latest Podcast Highlights Pro-Change Behavior Systems' Lifestyle Management Program
Date:12/21/2009

set is, and what type of information will be most helpful to move them forward. We really tailor the tools to help participants be the most successful they can be."

The majority of the Lifestyle Management programs have been built and evaluated through rigorous research programs and clinical trials funded through the National Institutes of Health, and all of the programs have shown significant positive outcomes. For example, the Pro-Change Smoking Cessation program has shown success rates of 22 to 26 percent for people quitting smoking long-term, including smokers with mental illness. With the Stress Management program, Pro-Change found of those enrolled, approximately 60 to 70 percent start managing their stress effectively within six months, and continue effective management 18 months into the program and even beyond.

To learn more about the Pro-Change Behavior Systems programs and to listen to the podcast, visit www.urac.org/podcast/. The podcast will also be available on the iTunes store at http://store.apple.com/us.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure
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