Front-line emergency personnel are usually what comes to mind when people think of health professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. But the role for certified professional health coaches is vitally important, too. This session provides an exploration of what is at stake for individuals and families when health inequities, systemic discrimination and higher rates of chronic disease combine to create a syndemic (above and beyond a pandemic) for BIPOC, under-resourced communities and at-risk populations. Group coaching and one-on-one coaching can work in tandem with public health initiatives for reducing chronic disease burden. Strategies for addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) in a manner that stays within coaching scope of practice will be presented, along with an expanded toolbox of skills for developing next-generational cultural competencies for health coaches.
- Identify coaching strategies for the most common COVID-19 risk factors.
- Apply knowledge of coaching methodology to facilitated dialog about social determinants of health dialog.
- Assess ways to improve your cultural awareness, knowledge and competency.