The best primary care practices engage patients in active self-management of their own health. When done well, patients are more confident, satisfied and healthier. To help practice teams, our Improving Primary Care Team Guide has an entire module dedicated to promoting self-management. One of the resources within the module that some practices are finding particularly helpful is this video, in which a health coach is depicting working with a patient. Produced by the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, it demonstrates techniques for coaching patients to set their own achievable health goals and make continued, incremental progress.
Thursday, April 16, 2015