Integrated health coaching’s person-centric approach to health behaviors across the entire health risk continuum aligns with many of the key principles of post-ACA care delivery models like the patient-centered medical home and the accountable care organization (ACO), explains Dr. Dennis Richling, HealthFitness chief medical and wellness officer. Dr. Richling and HealthFitness Vice President of Service Delivery Kelly Merriman describe the population presenting the greatest opportunities for integrated health coaching, the key to discerning participant values during the coaching intervention, and the art of ‘appreciative inquiry’ — an essential coaching skill that helps to define an individual’s ‘exceptionality.’ Dr. Richling and Kelly Merriman presented during “Integrated Health Coaching: The Next Generation in Health Behavior Change Management,” a 45-minute webinar on September 20, 2012, during which they shared key features of HealthFitness’ integrated health coaching program, from how participants are assessed and assigned to coaches to the program’s impact.

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