This grant-funded initiative will train and deploy teams of specialized health coaches equipped with evidence-based remote patient monitoring technology in rural primary care settings, focusing on the two most prevalent and costly chronic diseases among adults in rural Indiana: diabetes and congestive heart failure (CHF). The primary goal of this project is to: Improve the physical health, behavioral health, and overall quality of life for patients in rural communities throughout Indiana with diabetes and/or congestive heart failure (CHF) while decreasing the cost of care for these conditions.
This InSRHN/IRHA led project is in partnership with the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC) who provides our clinical health coach training and CivicHealth developer of CareScope, which is used for the remote patient monitoring. In addition, the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine Health Workforce Study is providing their technical expertise and knowledge in evaluating the success of this program
InSRHN staff is actively recruiting InSRHN members that are interested in participating in this grant opportunity as year 2 and year 3 partners. By partnering on this grant, grant funding would be provided for up to 10 staff at your facility to complete the health coach training and cover the expense of the remote patient-monitoring tool to be used by 150 patients throughout the life of the grant. In addition, your facility would be part of an InSRHN roundtable to assist in the project implementation and assist your hospital trained staff become better health coaches through shared learning with other coaches around Indiana.
More information on the health coach training can be found at www.clinicalhealthcoach.com. This training involves 27 hours of online coursework to be completed. During the period that online coursework is completed, trainees are asked to also complete four one-hour calls with the training faculty to practice their coaching skills during the learning process. Upon the completion of their online coursework, trainees will be invited to Indianapolis for a two-day live intensive with the faculty to further develop their skills. Upon completion of both the intensive and online training the participants will take their final certification course. This training qualifies for continuing education credit as well.
If you are interested in the sending more than 10 people to the training, would like to train your staff without partnering on the grant, or not a member of InSRHN there are options available to you. An online only version of the training and the online with 2-day intensive training are offered to InSRHN members at a negotiated rate. Please contact Cody Mullen for more information.
Network Development Coordinator
812-478-3919 ext. 233
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