The aim of Health Coaches for Hypertension is to improve hypertension self-management through small group educational sessions and support offered by trained health coaches. Goals include: increasing knowledge about hypertension self-management, increasing stage of readiness to make lifestyle changes required for successful self-management, promoting behavior changes in nutrition, physical activity, stress management, tobacco use, and medication management.
Health Coaches for Hypertension consists of eight sessions. The 90-minute sessions include experiential learning strategies appropriate for those with health literacy challenges. A notebook of activities is provided for each participant which the health coach guides the participant in using throughout each session.
In the 90-minute sessions, you will learn about topics such as:
This program is funded in part by the State of MN Department of Human Services Live Well at Home grant, and the Older Americans Act through the Central MN Council on Aging.