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Change that Matters: Promoting Healthy Behaviors is a 10-module curriculum of brief, evidence-based behavior change strategies for providers to implement with patients in primary care and behavioral health settings. This curriculum was originally created for a family medicine residency clinic. However, all healthcare providers who want to improve their confidence and effectiveness in helping patients make positive changes in their health-related behavior may find it useful.


Each module includes four components:

  1. Interactive patient handout

  2. PowerPoint slides and lecture notes, including education about the topic and how to deliver brief, evidence-based interventions

  3. Demonstration video portraying an example of how to deliver the intervention

  4. Two brief electronic health record templates:

    • Progress Note Template: key assessment questions and prompts for documenting a patient's goal (that emerged from the intervention)

    • After Visit Summary (AVS) template: personalized goal plan and a bulleted list of practical tips.

Implementation guidance:

Implementation Toolkit: A detailed toolkit that provides a brief literature review on the rationale for this curriculum, specific guidance on implementation steps, and practical tips for working with patients on behavior change

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If you would rather download all of the materials for the curriculum, we have created a Zip file for your convenience. Please click here.