Volunteer as a Health Coach

Gain marketable career skills and make a difference in our community as a volunteer health coach. 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 approximately six months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient. Coaches encourage and support the patient while the patient 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 flyerLearn how to apply.

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

Personalized Health Coaching for Valley Primary Care Patients

Would you like to make positive changes to improve your health? 

Would you like to make positive changes to improve your health? We are now offering FREE personalized Health Coaching for our primary care patients!

Our coaches offer the following at NO CHARGE to you:

  • Help defining YOUR health-related goals and what matters to YOU
  • Friendly weekly check-ins to 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
  • Connection to community resources that may be of interest to you. 

Ask your provider for more information today! 

Read more about the program in this flyer