The Transformative Power of Health Coaching: A Pathway to Health and WellnessLearn How Health Coaching Provides an Answer to Modern Healthcare Dilemmas
In the United States, premature death and disability results mainly from chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, injury, emphysema, COPD, and arthritis. Many of these illnesses have been linked to habitual, and sometimes harmful, ways of living. Today, it is know that morbidity and premature mortality could be reduced if individuals practiced certain preventive health behaviors.
Today, healthcare professionals, consumers, community leaders, and policy makers are all struggling to understand the interactions between health and behavior and how they can use that knowledge to find ways to improve the health status of individuals and populations. Health and behavior are related in myriad ways, yet those interactions are neither simple nor straightforward.
Health coaching is one of the tools case managers and professionals who work in the medical home, managed care organizations, home health and other point-of-care locations are utilizing to help patients adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that prevent and control diseases. Yet, traditionally healthcare care professionals are not formally trained to coach.
Join us on June 26, 2012, to understand the science and practice of health and wellness coaching as well as the competencies and the outcomes that can be generated when coaching is incorporated as part of care coordination by the healthcare team. We will make sure we have time for questions so make sure you bring your questions for our expert panel.
About the Webinar
Knowing the risks and changing behaviors is not an easy for people. Given the wide acknowledgment that cigarette smoking is linked to a variety of deadly diseases, for example, why do people start smoking? And given equally convincing evidence connecting excess weight with cardiovascular disease and other health problems, why are so many people far above their optimal weight? Does such unhealthy behavior indicate a simple lack of willpower or does it go deeper?
Today, there are a number of interventions that healthcare professionals can incorporate into their practice to help consumers modify behavior or personal relationships to improve health. One of these interventions is healthcare coaching as it brings all of the tools together to assist patients in meeting their goals.
Health coaching is the practice of health education and health promotion within a coaching context to enhance the well-being of individuals and to facilitate the achievement of their health-related goals. Health coaching effectively motivates behavior change through a structured, supportive partnership between the participant and the coach. The coach helps the participant to clarify goals and provides insight into goal achievement through inquiry, collaboration, and personal discovery.
Understanding the science behind the practice and knowing how to work coaching into practice is new for most members of the care coordination team, especially frontline professionals in the patient centered health care home, telephonic case management, home health care, community health centers and other points of care where patients and families transition through.
Health coaching holds great promise as medical practices transform to be patient- and family-centered. Using this approach may be the key to enhancing outcomes such as reduced exacerbations, emergent care use, and acute care hospitalization, all of which will improve care quality while reducing the overall cost of healthcare.
Care coordination is an essential function of the case management process, so it is logical that case managers will have a critical role in the new models such as the patient centered health care home. To be effective, it will be important that case managers understand the goals and work to ensure they are up to date clinically and professionally and be able to demonstrate the value they bring to the practice.
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Who Should Attend
URAC has developed its Patient Centered Health Care Home (PCHCH) programs to educate and guide health care practices, and their sponsoring health plans, insurers and pilot programs through transformation into truly patient-centered health care homes. Learn more »
Continuing Professional Education
Nurses: This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours for nurses by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). As an APA approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa. However, CES is also an approved Continuing Education Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP 15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing
Certified Case Managers: This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours for case managers through the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
Social Workers: This program is approved for 1.5 CE hours for Social Workers. Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved as a provider for Social Work Continuing Education (ACE Provider #1117) by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Ste B, Culpepper, VA 22701) www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: 10/6/09-10/5/12.
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How Does the Webinar Work?
The live audio is delivered to your location over the telephone or your computer speakers. The Power-Point presentations are presented over the Internet and are available to print out before the program. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You and your team will be able to have a live Q&A with all the speakers.