Get Ready to MOVE IT
Registration for MOVE IT, a physical activity challenge, will begin in mid-March. Stay tuned for more details!
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A Health Coach is an expert in the health and wellness field who is trained to help you set and works towards achieving your personal health and wellness goals. The coaches have expertise in nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation, stress management and general health, so whether you're looking to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, get a better handle on stress, or change up your exercise routine, a health coach can help! A Health Coach is not a physician and does not offer medical advice, but will work with you on setting and working towards your goals—at no cost to you!
Dartmouth Field Health Coaching Program
To learn more about the Dartmouth Field Health Coaching program, visit the Field Health Coaching website or call 603.597.4033. First-time participants should expect to complete a Biometric Screening (height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure) with their physician or with a Health Coach over the course of the first couple of sessions.
As communicated to participants in the Field Health Coaching program on January 8th, 2015 the program will be discontinued effective August 1, 2015. Between now and July 31, 2015 eligible employees and their covered spouses may still meet with a coach and work on their health goals. At the appropriate time, coaches will begin discussing and working with participants on a transition plan. This plan may include helping to identify and access resources to support their health in the absence of a coach.
Please click here to schedule an appointment with a Field Health Coach.
The three field health coaches are available, on a rotating schedule, at various locations - including the Hanover campus, Centerra and DHMC - one should be close to your workplace!
** Have an appointment, and don't know where to go? Get directions to our most frequently used coaching spaces.
Ready to make a health-related change today? Get started now by using this worksheet to help you set a health goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. Having a clearly defined health goal is the first step on the path to successful behavior change.
Why should I work with a Health Coach?
Many people find that they are more likely to set reasonable goals and to stick to a plan when they are "accountable" to someone. Like a sports coach, a Health Coach looks at your current "performance," discusses your strengths and weaknesses, helps you set a realistic goal, and suggests ways that you might benefit from changes in your habits or routines. The Health Coach also monitors your progress and "cheers you on."
I'm a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect, can I still meet with a health coach?
Yes, however since a health coach is a member of your care team at the practice, you will receive coaching automatically during your appointments at Dartmouth Health Connect. However, you are encouraged to work with your health coach independent of medical appointments as well.
Who is eligible for Health Coaching?
Whatever your health insurance, you are eligible for health coaching if you are an active benefits eligible employee—that is, if you work at least nine months of each year and at least 20 hours each week. Beginning in 2014, adult family members of benefits eligible employees are also able to participate in the Dartmouth Health Coaching program.
Is there a cost for Health Coaching?
No, there is no cost for the health coaching program and no limit on the number of coaching visits you can have.
Is there also a telephonic health coaching option available?
Yes. You can access a Cigna or CareAllies Health Coach by telephone. You may receive an invitation to participate or you can call in to get started.
What information does my Health Coach share about me?
Your sessions with your Health Coach are private and confidential. Dartmouth College does not receive any individual data, only aggregate data is collected. Your data is not identified by name, nor is your progress toward your health goals.
Last Updated: 1/8/15