We are an integrative team of Health Coaching instructors through the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG. We provide training and consultation for health coaches and other members of the care team in healthcare settings. Successful completion of our training program leads to a certificate in Health Coaching in Healthcare Settings from the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG and SERVE, Inc (a private not-for-profit that supports UNCG).
Our approach to training is grounded in behavioral theory using a hands-on interactive approach to learning. We value “doing” as the ultimate form of adult learning, so our trained coaches walk away with specific skills and a mindset that shifts away from prescriptive medicine to a more participatory approach that guides patients toward self-efficacy in finding their own solutions for healthier outcomes. Our participants do the following in the course:
- Practice, practice and practice coaching
- Review patient and coaching case studies
- Learn and utilize Motivational Interviewing
- Receive onsite evaluation and feedback from instructors and peers
- Discover resources that help in self-study and find tools to assist the coach in becoming a more effective member of the healthcare team
We focus on an evidence-based approach to coaching in our trainings. We continuously adapt our trainings to trends in healthcare, such as new pay-for-performance incentives in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and health system settings.