ACTIVATE HEALTH COACHING
The foundation of our health coaching is based on concepts of motivational interviewing, using the premise that participants are their own best expert in how to change their lifestyle. Activate helps participants build an individualized program that creates and supports positive lifestyle behavior changes. Elements of our health coaching include: • Activate participant guidebook • Up to 6 calls with their Activate coach (program generally runs 5-6 months in length) • Goal setting discussions • Educational materials and resources on lifestyle topics • Referrals to company resources if applicable (EAP, Nurse line, Disease Management, etc) Key advantages of Activate health coaching: • Personalized attention. Clients participate in a series of individual consults with their health coach. Each client works with the same health coach for the duration of the program, which fosters support and promotes change in a manner specific to the individual’s needs. • Client-directed. We help clients improve and take responsibility for their health using a directive, client-centered approach for eliciting behavior. Using the premise that clients are their own best expert in how to change their lifestyle, our health coaches use key techniques proven to effectively facilitate behavior change. •E videnced-based guidelines. Evidenced-based guidelines are used to deliver accurate, reliable and consistent health information to all coaching clients. •P rofessional. All Activate health coaches are degreed health professionals with behavior change training and on-going education.
ONE CALL COACHING
We recommend adding a one call coaching session after a biometric screening or health assessment to participants better understand their results and know what to do next. A one call coaching session can also be a valuable addition to your worksite wellness programming. The coaching session is about 30 minutes by phone at a time that is convenient to the individual. The participant can: • review health assessment or screening results with the health coach (if applicable) • learn how health behaviors affect? health numbers • ask questions about health information • set priorities for health goals • determine a plan of action • refer to a primary care physician (if necessary)
SCREENING WITH HEALTH COACHING
For a more comprehensive screening experience, participants have the opportunity to talk to a health coach about their results in-depth right after their screening appointment. This is a ‘teachable moment’ and can help the participant prioritize next steps. Coaching sessions are about 15 minutes in addition to the health screening. The participant can: • discuss their results with the health coach • learn about target ranges • determine behavior-change priorities • begin a plan of action If any of the biometric numbers are outside the normal range, the coach will encourage a follow-up with their primary care physician and discuss lifestyle strategies for changing the numbers. If there are corporate wellness programs offered, the health coach can encourage participation.
• Tailored health information and referrals. Health coaches have a wide variety of health information and resources available to them to tailor education to each client. If it is determined a client has health concerns beyond the scope of health coaching, they are referred to the appropriate health professional or available resources. This program allows the participant to connect with their health coach over time and discuss their health challenge confidentially. The focus is to listen and learn what is important to each individual and then set achievable health goals for success.
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