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Health Coaching

Health Coaching Protocol Description 


Our vision with Healthy Aging NC’s Health Coaching protocol is to help individuals achieve their health goals and live a fulfilled life in alignment with their values. Additionally, we strive to be leaders in transforming the delivery of Health Coaching services in NC by collaborating with statewide partners to promote and sustain access to this valuable service.


Healthy Aging NC’s Health Coaching protocol teaches individuals vital skills that promote goal mapping, enhance knowledge of health and chronic conditions, and improve their overall health and wellbeing. We aim to develop a statewide Health Coaching protocol that equips the 16 regions served by Area Agencies on Aging with the Health Coaching services they need to support participants in entering into evidence-based community health programs. We do this through building capacity and providing technical assistance to Health Coaches across the state.

What Is A Health Coach?

A Health Coach partners with clients seeking to enhance their well-being through self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values. A health coach partners with their client to help set and achieve self-identified health goals.

Key Benefits of Health Coaching 

  • Decrease Healthcare Costs
  • Increase Productivity
  • Foster Healthy Behavior Change

Who is an ideal participant for Health Coaching? 

An ideal Health Coaching participant is someone who would benefit from any of the evidence-based community health programs supported by Healthy Aging NC but can’t or won’t participate for any reason. This one-on-one service can serve as an interim support for such participants to help them address any barriers they’re experiencing in participating in a program and achieving optimal health.


Click here to learn about becoming a Health Coach

Click here to refer yourself or someone else to Health Coaching


For More Information Please Contact:

Nadia Z. Mazza, MPH
Senior Project Manager, CDC Arthritis