Finding Success in Health Behavior Change

A move backward in readiness to change should not be perceived as a failure on the client’s part but rather as an opportunity to readjust behavior goals, observes Kate Larsen, president of Winning LifeStyles, Inc., an ICF-certified professional coach and a WellCoaches┬« faculty member and mentor coach. There’s value in reminding clients that health coaching is a journey and in checking coaching egos at the door to improve listening skills and allow clients to own their behavior change goals, notes the author of “Progress, Not Perfection.”

Larsen and Claudine Reilly, wellness manager at CVS Caremark, a Certified Intrinsic Coach, and a Certified Health Education Specialist, provided different scenarios that coaches might encounter with patients and examples of how coaches can and should respond to assist clients in achieving the health behavior change they need during the July 15, 2009 webinar, Finding Success in Health Behavior Change.

Length: 9:39 minutes

Healthcare Trends in 2009: A Mid-Year Financial and Legislative Update

Early and costly proposals for healthcare reform are creating clouds of uncertainty on the healthcare horizon, providing scant relief for organizations stymied by the economy, patient safety issues and internal budget restraints, observes Paul Keckley, Ph.D., executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. As he prepares a mid-year review of financial and legislative trends shaping the healthcare industry, Keckley anticipates a slow and bumpy road to EHR adoption and defines the three key elements of the platform for a new generation of care-giving and care consumption at a community level.

Keckley examined how the industry is faring in 2009, including the impact of stimulus funding on the industry, the potential and expected shape for reform and other industry trends during the June 25, 2009 webinar, Healthcare Trends in 2009: A Mid-Year Financial and Legislative Update.

Length: 5:32 minutes

Under One Roof: Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Healthcare in the Medical Home

Individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses are likely to die 20 years earlier than people without such conditions, says Liz Reardon, president of Reardon Consulting and a member of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH) Integration Consulting Team. Putting the right medical home services in place for adults with chronic mental illness can help to reduce this disparity, suggests Reardon, explaining why the earliest medical homes for children with complex health needs are great models for behavioral healthcare organizations.

Reardon and Laura Galbreath, NCCBH Director of Policy and Advocacy, kicked off HIN’s Medical Home Open House webinar series when they presented current developments in the patient-centered medical home model with evidence-based approaches to integration of primary care and behavioral health during the July 1, 2009 webinar, Under One Roof: Integrating Primary Care & Behavioral Health in the Medical Home.

Length: 5:01 minutes