There is growing evidence for health coaching in the UK as an innovation. In the USA it is a profession with standards, accreditation and a stronger research base.
Evaluations show that health coaching can produce positive effects on:
Health coaching works best for those most in need at low levels of activation and is a useful adjunct in cancer, CVD and diabetes pathways.
Read about health coaching in Primary CareWestbourne Medical Centre from the University of Suffolk about GP practices and Yeovil hospital in Somerset with Patient Activation in Blackpool
Does health coaching work read evidence reviewDownload
Read evidence review from global lead on health coaching, Dr Ruth Q. Wolever.Download
Compendium of studies access compendiumDownload
Veterans systematic review access reviewDownload
Read a case study from Sweden focussed on reducing frequent emergency department visitorsDownload
Read the evidence for care and support planningDownload
Read the evidence for effective shared decision making.Download
Read how digital technologies can be used in health coaching.Download
Read about patient activation supporting people to manage their health, by The King’s FundDownload
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