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CCP Health Coaching Program & Reference Manual 5.0

The CCP 5.0 Health Coaching Manual is the definitive guide to the practice of population health improvement and health coaching for lifestyle management, shared decision-making, treatment adherence and disease self-care support. It is also the official manual for the only nationally recognized, accredited learning and certification program in the field: Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Health Coach.

Completely revised and updated in 2013, the 350+ page, full-color manual features a durable, laminated cover and spiral binding—making it the perfect desk reference for all members of the health care team including wellness, disease management and care management specialists—as well as direct care providers including nurses, physicians, pharmacists and behavioral health professionals.

The CCP 5.0 manual is organized around the four interdisciplinary core competencies for health care practice in the 21st Century (as identified by the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Care Organization): Population Health Improvement, Chronic Conditions, Lifestyle Management and Health Coaching:

Module 1: Population Health Improvement

Working Across the Health Care Continuum to Reduce the Human and Financial Costs of Chronic Conditions

Population health is a new framework for a 21st Century health care system where chronic, not acute, conditions pose the main threats to public health and sustainable health care spending. The module reviews the foundations of population health improvement—including patient identification, risk assessment and stratification. Emerging health care performance improvement case studies illustrate emerging models of health care delivery that are improving care for at-risk populations and reducing costs. The three key population health improvement strategies (wellness, disease management and care management) are detailed, along with best practices for measuring and interpreting population health improvement outcomes.

Module 2: Chronic Conditions

Partnering with Patients to Support Effective Medical Care, Shared Decision-Making and Disease Self-Care

The partnership model of patient care targets the key objectives of chronic care: patient engagement, lifestyle management, treatment adherence and disease and self-care support. HealthSciences Institute’s 2008 WISE framework provides a cross-disciplinary approach for communicating with patients about the warning signs, impacts, self-care steps and evidence-based treatments for the big five chronic conditions: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Heart Failure (HF), Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma. In addition, the latest treatment and self-care summaries for other cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, skeletal and bone conditions—as well as depression, chronic pain, conditions and issues of late-life—are also covered.

Module 3: Lifestyle Management

Facilitating Evidence-Based Lifestyle Choices That Prevent Chronic Disease, Disease-Related Complications and Disability

Module three summarizes the evidence-based steps for healthy diet, weight management, physical fitness, stress management and body-mind health. The latest evidence and recommendations for a varied diet—rich in plant-based, whole foods, are combined with guidelines for assessing, preventing and managing overweight and obesity through behavioral, pharmacologic and surgical means. Options and steps for maintaining physical fitness across the care continuum (aerobic, strengthening, core strength and integrity) are detailed. Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and whole person-oriented approaches for stress management and mind-body health are featured including hatha yoga, meditation, tai chi add qigong. Updated tobacco cessation guidelines and steps are also addressed.

Module 4: Health Coaching

Engaging Patients and Facilitating Health Behavior Change for Lifestyle Management, Shared Decision-Making, Treatment Adherence and Disease Self-Care

Module four reviews the key theories, models and interventions for health behavior change facilitation. Traditional medical, patient education, and life coaching approaches are compared and contrasted with evidence-based approaches such as motivational interviewing (MI)—an approach validated in over 300 clinical trials. MI health coaching foundations and principles are reviewed in detail and the 2012 Miller & Rollnick health coaching framework used as a guide for practice. Standardized tools for evaluating the proficiency of health coaches and the quality of wellness, disease management and care management programs are reviewed, in addition to steps for building MI proficiency. Case studies and practical tips for using MI to address common practice challenges and populations are discussed.

Chronic Care Professional Manual (5.0) Purchaser Tuition Reduction
The CCP Manual is available for purchase for $249.95 (shipping included). If purchaser enrolls in CCP within 30 days of purchase, he or she is eligible for a 25% ($349) reduction on the tuition fee (Enter code MAN25). CCP enrolled or certified professionals may purchase the manual for $149.95 (Enter code CCPC). Purchase now