Health Coaches serve for six months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient. Coaches encourage and support the patient while they learn how to define personal health-related goals, navigate the health care system, access community resources, make lifestyle changes to improve health and improve their self-management skills.
Free training in a 12-week online course is provided. By participating in the course, you will gain:
- Knowledge about chronic illnesses including diabetes, COPD, heart disease, and high blood pressure
- Active listening and communication skills, including motivational interviewing
- Familiarity with local community resources
- Experience serving as part of a Primary Health Care team
- Skills for empowering patients
Coaches call patients at least once per week and meet in-person (or via a confidential video call) at least once per month. If applicable, in-person visits may occur in the patient’s home, a coffee shop, at a clinic, or at a community resources such as the YMCA, farmer’s market, or community center. All visits are compliant with COVID-19 guidelines. Coaches also get together weekly via Zoom for a team meeting, beginning after the 12-week course is completed.
For more information and to apply, please contact Laurie King RN, Health Coach Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.