Make Better Choices 2
Make Better Choices 2


Make Better Choices 2 (MBC2) employs technology to help you eat better, sleep better, reduce stress, and get more exercise. Participants will use a health app, Fitbits, and health coaching to change health behaviors.

The goal of the study is to test whether MBC2 promotes healthy changes and prevents unnecessary sickness and death in people in Eastern Kentucky.

An earlier version of this study helped people make and maintain health behavior changes. And participants were able to keep up the positive changes. 

The current study is being led by Nancy E. Schoenberg, Ph.D. Dr. Schoenberg is a professor of behavioral science in UK’s College of Medicine. Deanna Lee Sherman, who lives in Harlan County, is the study’s project manager. Many members of local communities have contributed to the project’s design.

For the past 16 years, Dr. Schoenberg has worked with talented and committed local residents to create health programming that people feel is important. Her projects include Faith Moves Mountains. 

As part of this current project, participants will:

  • Use a new health app and a Fitbit to track health behaviors
  • Work with a trained, local health coach
  • Participate in 2 in-person health checks
  • Receive $ incentives for meeting goals

To qualify for this study, you must: 

  • Live in an Appalachian Kentucky county
  • Be willing to track your health behaviors with a Smartphone App and a Fitbit
  • Be 18 years or older

If you want to learn more, please fill out this short survey so that we can contact you.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below:
MBC2 Eligibility Survey

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser:
https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=MJDA8499TT