Valley Medical Center’s Health Coach Program is Seeking Volunteers!

Health CoachVolunteer as a Health Coach in your community -- Next cohort begins March 2020!

FREE training in a 12-week course is provided. By participating in the course, you will gain:

  • Knowledge about chronic illnesses including diabetes, COPD, heart disease, and high blood pressure
  • Active listening and communication skills, including motivational interviewing
  • Familiarity with local community resources
  • Experience serving as part of a Primary Health Care team
  • Skills for empowering patients

After completion of the course, you may be eligible to serve as a volunteer Health Coach through Valley's Highlands Primary Care Clinic. Our Health Coaches serve for eight months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient – encouraging and supporting the patient while he/she learns how to navigate the health care system, access community resources, and improve their self-management skills.

Coaches call patients at least once per week and meet in-person at least once per month. In-person visits may occur in the patient’s home, a coffee shop, at a clinic, or at a community resources such as the YMCA, farmer’s market, or community center.  Coaches also get together weekly for our team meeting, beginning after the 12-week course is completed. Learn more about volunteering to be a health coach--view info flyer.

For more information and TO APPLY please contact Laurie King RN, Health Coach Program Manager at laurie_king@valleymed.org or 425.690.6667.