NSHC Thanksgiving: Who We Are & One Reason We’re Thankful

Who We Are

The National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC)® was founded in 2007 on the premise that healthcare professionals could positively impact health behaviors and patient/client “compliance” by altering the traditional patient engagement approach through evidence-based conversation. NSHC’s Lead Coaches found within their own clinical practices that patients responded more positively when engaged in a partnering fashion, where the patient’s agenda/concerns/fears guided the engagement conversation, as opposed to the traditional approach of “do as I instruct, or prescribe you to do.”

Miller & Huffman write and speak professionally across the U.S. about Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® utilizing motivational interviewing (MI) as its foundation, and offer full-day CoachClinics® to groups and organizations to provide personal instruction and practice in the application of this engagement approach. Motivational interviewing has well over 300 studies demonstrating its effectiveness in guiding behavior change in a variety of healthcare settings.

With its membership 4700+ and growing daily, the NSHC believes that Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® with Motivational Interviewing (MI) has changed the landscape of the patient-provider relationship and will play a major role for years to come in health management, patient engagement, treatment, and wellness and prevention.

The Society’s founders are asked regularly to participate in many corporate, State and Federal agency advisory boards, committees, consortiums, including TN Congresswoman Diane Black’s Healthcare Advisory Committee, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Patient Family Engagement (PFE) Affinity Group, Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations: Quality Insights of PA and QSource of TN and HHQI’s Technical Expert Panel of the West Virginia Medical Institute.

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One Reason We Are Thankful

We have had the honor of being selected to train the staff of so many extraordinary organizations, including: 

  • Accordant Health Services/ CVS Caremark
  • Adirondack Health Services, NY
  • Alaska Dept of Health & Human Services
  • Altria
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • Antioch University Midwest, OH
  • Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health System, AL
  • Baylor Quality Alliance
  • Biogen Idec
  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Alabama
  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Florida
  • Case Management Society of America
  • Cerner
  • ComForCare
  • Community Health Partners
  • Community Physicians of Indiana
  • CVPH Medical Center, NY
  • Duke University Hypertension Project
  • East TN State University
  • First Health of NC
  • Franciscan Health
  • Genentech
  • Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network
  • Home Care Association of Florida
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
  • Kennedy University Hospital, NJ
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McCormick
  • MediGold
  • Mount Carmel Home Care, IN
  • Multicare Health System, WA
  • N. Adirondack Medical Home
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Nurses Unlimited
  • Owens Corning
  • PA Academy of Family Practice
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Piedmont Medical Care, Atlanta
  • Simply Well, Omaha, NE
  • Southern Adventist University, TN
  • Speare Memorial Hospital, NH
  • St Charles Health System
  • St Francis Homecare of Hawaii
  • St Luke’s Health Network
  • Tiffany & Co., NY
  • Trinity Health Services
  • True Life Care, TN
  • Tufts Health Plan, MA & RI
  • UCare of Minnesota
  • United Homecare Services
  • University of Wisconsin Health Partners
  • Vi Quest
  • Work Well Clinics
  • Yale-New Haven Health System

We are so thankful you chose us!

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