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HealthSciences CEO, Dr. Blake Andersen,  writes about the changing state of health care for the Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (NPA)
Dr. Blake Andersen, President & CEO of HealthSciences Institute was invited to contribute an article for the Winter 2013-14 issue of the Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (NPA)—a HealthSciences Institute state partner association. The Article titled the "Changing State of Health Care”: New Standards for Practice and Competency" is provided with permission from NPA. Read more >

First Database of Interprofessional Health Care Training Programs for Team-Based Care Announced
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) launched a free online database on December 10th containing more than 100 primary care health professional training programs that focus on interdisciplinary, comprehensive, team-based care. Led by the PCPCC’s Education & Training Task Force, the database includes a range of programs from academic medical centers, community health centers, integrated health systems, and universities. The only national chronic care and health coaching program submitted for inclusion was CCP Health Coach. Read more >


Chronic Care Training and Health Education Partnership Prepare the Health Care Workforce for a New Health Care Environment
The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), which has developed and researched health behavior change models in hospitals and medical facilities since 1977, announced today its partnership with HealthSciences Institute (HSI), developer of the only nationally recognized and accredited training and certification program in health coaching for patient engagement, lifestyle management and chronic disease self-care support. Read more >

The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State Executive Director Stephen Ferrara Announces Initiative for Advanced Chronic Care Training
ALBANY, NY – The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) Executive Director Stephen Ferrara has announced an initiative for New York State nurse practitioners (NPs) to take advantage of advanced chronic care training in partnership with HealthSciences Institute’s (HSI) award-winning and validated programs. Read more >

Nationally Recognized HealthSciences' Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing & Disease Management Certification Program Updated
HealthSciences Institute released version 5.0 of the award-winning Chronic Care Professional (CCP) Health Coaching Online Learning and Certification Program. Featuring advances in population health improvement; updated medical care, self-care and decision support tools for 30 chronic conditions; and evidence-based lifestyle management support steps. CCP 5.0 includes audio/video health coaching case studies that help learners build the MI style and skills proven effective in over 300 clinical studies. Participants learn how to respond to patient statements, provide information and support shared decision-making--while avoiding patient discord (linked with poor engagement and behavior change) and evoking change talk (linked with behavior change). Using the 2012 Miller & Rollnick motivational interviewing (MI) health coaching framework as a guide, CCP helps learners address common health coaching barriers, while improving the impact of brief telephonic and face-to-face health coaching practice across the care continuum. In addition, learners choose from expert presentations on topics that match their clinical roles and interests featuring 25 HealthSciences faculty contributors from Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Read more >

Leading Health Plan Motivational Interviewing Program Leads to Measurable Gains in Nurse Proficiency & Program Quality
A motivational interviewing (MI) skill-building program targeting 250 nurses in Wellness, Care Management and Health Promotion has continuously improved nurse proficiency and program quality as measured by pre and quarterly testing with the Health Coaching Performance Assessment (HCPA). The HCPA is the only validated measurement and quality reporting system for health coach proficiency and program fidelity to MI in health care. MI is considered the only evidence-based health coaching approach as evidenced by over 300 clinical trials showing better patient-level outcomes. Read more >

HealthSciences Institute Announces the First National Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Health Coaching Training Conference
HealthSciences Institute and the not-for-profit PartnersinImprovement Alliance hosted the first national training conference on motivational interviewing (MI) in health care, wellness, disease management and chronic care management October 2nd through 5th in Orlando, Florida. Read more >