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:
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.
For more information and TO APPLY please contact Laurie King RN, Health Coach Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My experience in the Health Coach Program has been,
to say the very least, extraordinary. Learning how to
meet the needs of my patient has taught me how to
literally walk in someone else’s shoes. Looking at a
patient as a whole and not just someone with a
condition has been a life changing experience for me.”
Would you like to make positive changes to improve your health?
Our coaches offer the following at NO CHARGE to you:
Ask your provider for more information today!
Read more about the program in this flyer.
“If it wasn’t for my health coach, I would not have stopped drinking soda
or started walking every day. Gloria gave me lots of resources including
recipes so I could try healthy eating. My health coach supported and
encouraged me. The program was excellent. My health coach helps others
and I like that. I know if it wasn’t for my coach, things would not be as
good as they are now. My coach Gloria was put in my path for a reason.”