Using Virtual Human Technology to Build Skills that Drive Behavior Change in Chronic Disease

Webinar: Using Virtual Human Technology to Build Skills that Drive Behavior Change in Chronic Disease Patients

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2pm-3pm ET/ 1pm-2pm CT

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Driving meaningful and sustainable changes in the behaviors of individuals at-risk for or suffering from chronic disease remains a key challenge for the U.S. healthcare system. While a growing number of technology-based strategies such as mobile alerts, EMR tracking, and social media campaigns have shown great promise, those on the front lines of the chronic disease battle know that behavior change largely hinges on the ability of practitioners and patients to engage in a collaborative conversation that promotes trust and motivation to change health behavior.

Recent advances in simulation technology and virtual human research present an opportunity to build digital experiences where these communication and motivational interviewing skills can be taught and practiced in a scalable, engaging and effective way.

We would like to invite you to a FREE webinar sponsored by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) where you will learn about:

The benefits of using virtual humans in developing the skills, motivation, and knowledge to manage challenging conversations with patients about treatment, risk factors, adherence, and medication.

ChangeTalk™, a free CME-approved mobile app designed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics to train pediatricians how to build motivation of parents and their children to change behaviors relating to risk factors of childhood obesity.

Initial ideas from NACDD leadership about how virtual humans can assist in resolving challenges faced by their members.

Research results from using virtual human technology with providers and family members.


Alison Baker, M.S., Director, Division of Safety & Health Promotion, American Academy of Pediatrics. Ms. Baker directs the operations of the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, which is focused on translating research and policy into practice in American healthcare settings, homes, and communities. In addition, she oversees all aspects of the division’s constituent committees, councils, sections, and workgroups on topics including school health, injury and violence prevention, child abuse and neglect, sports medicine and fitness, obesity, pediatric AIDS and bioethics.

Glenn Albright, Ph.D., Kognito Co-Founder and Director of Research is a clinical psychologist affiliated with the City University of New York. His passion for applying advanced simulation and learning technology to health is fueled by his desire to make an impact on a large number of people by providing effective, evidence-based virtual training.

Ron Goldman, Kognito Co-founder & CEO, is an innovator, tech executive, and social entrepreneur who co-founded Kognito in 2003. As CEO, he has pioneered the use of gaming and simulation technology for learning experiences in health, behavioral health, and education. His work has contributed to the listing of three Kognito simulations in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a non-profit Public Health organization committed to serve the chronic disease program directors of each state and U.S. jurisdiction. Founded in 1988, NACDD connects more than 3,000 chronic disease practitioners to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing and develop partnerships for health promotion.

About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

About Kognito
Founded in 2003, Kognito is a leader in immersive learning experiences that drive positive change in health behaviors. Kognito’s award-winning online and mobile simulations with virtual humans prepare individuals and professionals to effectively manage challenging conversations about health. Kognito uses a science-driven, research-proven approach and currently has more than 450 clients in education, government and healthcare settings.

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Written by: Whitney Pack

Careers at NACDD

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