Table 1

Training of Health Coaches: Topics and Skills

Collaborative communication
Eliciting patient knowledge and motivation
Closing the loop (teach back)
Setting the agenda
Reviewing laboratory numbers
Action plans
Assessing patient motivations
Exploring ambivalence
Disease-specific knowledge
Basics of study conditions
Monitoring control
Medication management
Medication adherence
Assessing patient knowledge and motivation
Addressing barriers to adherence
Working with primary care clinicians
Taking notes during a visit
Checking understanding
Offering help
Advocating for a patient’s agenda
Community and clinic resources
Behavior health
Physical activity and healthy eating
Smoking cessation
Social determinants of health