Centene, Washington University partner on health research center

Managed care provider Centene Corp. has partnered with Washington University and Duke University to launch a new center aimed at translating research into more effective health-related behaviors.

The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change was launched Thursday at an event at Washington University. It will bring together researchers in the fields of behavioral economics, health communication, obesity prevention, and social and economic policy, officials said.

Leading the new center is Michal Grinstein-Weiss, professor at the Brown School at Washington University and associate director of the Center for Social Development.

The center will translate behavior change science and public health research into strategies to foster sustainable change in health-related behaviors, officials said.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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