Health coaches support a person’s whole health, including their psycho, social, and physical well-being. And, when health coaching is available at an on- or near-site location, it’s easy for employees to get the care they need when they need it.
To facilitate behavior change, health coaches use empathetic listening to connect with patients and truly understand their barriers to better health. By meeting patients where they’re at, health coaches can help them develop SMART goals that align with each of their individual needs and ambitions.
An on- or near-site model also ensures that health coaching services are always close at hand, which improves patient accountability and encourages engagement. As patients achieve their goals, they’re further empowered to take ownership of their own health, driving even more powerful, positive outcomes.
Support From Dedicated Care Teams
Training providers in health coaching techniques amplifies the benefits of a coach approach. Training also establishes a common language between health coaches and providers who work collaboratively to develop a personalized care plan.
Unified support from a provider and a health coach give patients the tools they need to change their behaviors and improve their health. This is especially true for those with chronic diseases and poor mental health, including those with anxiety and depression.