ACE works with clinics, healthcare systems, accountable care organizations and more to equip patient-facing clinicians and frontline staff with the fundamentals of fitness and the latest science in behavior-change coaching. It’s an innovative way to help patients discover how to play a more active role in preventing or managing the kinds of chronic conditions that result from physical inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle choices.
With behavior change coaching training provided by ACE—such as through an ACE Health Coach Certification, or individual courses in behavior change—your clinical practitioners and customer service staff become better equipped to help patients convert care plans into concrete, self-determined plans of action. The idea is to leverage the talents and enthusiasm of more of your human resources to encourage clients to pursue, and to help them establish and maintain, healthier lifestyles.
Talk to ACE about a program to upskill your patient-facing teams in fitness and behavior change coaching.
Bringing Health and Fitness Professionals into the Healthcare System
In recognition of physical activity’s value as a cornerstone of a more prevention-centered way of caring for the health and wellness of our nation’s people, ACE seeks public policies that position well-qualified health and fitness professionals as members of the patient-centered healthcare team, particularly for the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other lifestyle-related diseases.