The ACA recommends health and wellness coaches as an integral part of a new health care team approach, serving as an important resource to improve both patient adherence and lifestyle behaviors. The “coach” needs to be part of an informed and supportive care team whose goal is to improve patient outcomes.
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.
Our program is approved by the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC). As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NCCHWC’s requirements and completed UNCG’s Health Coaching Program will qualify to sit for the national exam to be launched in early 2017.