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

Health Coach 2020 - virtual visitsVolunteer as a Health Coach in your community -- Now accepting applications!

FREE training in a 12-week online 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 a Valley Medical Center primary care clinic. Our Health Coaches serve for six months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient. Coaches encourage and support the patient while he/she learns how to define personal health-related goals, navigate the health care system, access community resources, make lifestyle changes to improve health and improve their self-management skills. 

Coaches call patients at least once per week and meet in-person (or via a confidential video call) at least once per month. If applicable, 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. All visits are compliant with COVID-19 guidelines. Coaches also get together weekly via Zoom for a team meeting, beginning after the 12-week course is completed. 

Read more about the program in this flyer. Learn how to apply.

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

 

Would you like to make positive changes to improve your health? We are now offering FREE personalized Health Coaching for
Medicaid and Medicare patients!

Our coaches offer the following at NO CHARGE to you:

  • Help defining YOUR health-related goals and what matters to YOU
  • Friendly weekly phone calls to check in and see how you're doing
  • Guidance for improving communication between you and your primary care provider
  • Face-to-face visits in person or via a confidential telehealth video chat
  • Educational information about topics that matter to you
  • Advocacy in navigating the healthcare system
  • Encouragement as you work toward making positive changes to improve your health

Currently accepting patients with Medicaid and Medicare. Ask your provider for more information today! 

Read more about the program in this flyer

Questions about the program? Please contact Laurie King, RN, Health Coach Program Manager at laurie_king@valleymed.org.