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MoPH, HMC launch clinical health coach training programme in Qatar

MoPH, HMC launch clinical health coach training programme in Qatar

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have partnered with Iowa Chronic Care Consortium to offer a comprehensive training in clinical health coaching.
Forty patient educators will participate in the clinical health coach training programme to develop sustainable patient coaching competence. An orientation session took place lately to introduce participants to the programme.
The first round of training is designed to equip healthcare professionals with tools necessary to transform the conversation with patients, partnering with them in a new way. This will enable clinical teams to motivate patients to build self-care skills, improve health behaviour and inspire accountability.
The clinical health coach training programme combines 26 hours of online learning and health coaching skills practice with two full days of on-site training at the Ministry of Public Health.
“We are excited to be launching the Clinical Health Coach programme for the first time in Qatar. This programme builds on the recommendations of the National Continuing Care Strategy and reflects strong collaboration between the different public health sector organisations with the aim of enhancing patient outcomes,” said Mahmoud al Raisi, chair of the National Integrated Clinical Care Network and Chief of Continuing Care at Hamad Medical Corporation.
The training programme is fully aligned with the national health outcome outlined in Qatar’s National Health Strategy 2018-2022, namely ‘Improved Health for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions’.
One of the key objectives of this priority is to empower patients with multiple chronic conditions with knowledge and skills to improve their own health.
“People with multiple chronic conditions make up almost a third of hospital admissions in Qatar. This is due, in part, to the fact that these patients are not empowered with the necessary knowledge to manage their conditions more effectively and to avoid complications. Patient educators across the health system play a vital part in helping to empower people with multiple chronic conditions to manage their own health successfully,” said Dr Maryam Mohammed Alemadi, National Health Strategy Lead for Improved Health for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions priority and director of Clinical Operations at Primary Healthcare Corporation.
The programme is delivered by subject matter experts from the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC) formed as a non-profit in 2002 with the vision of reducing the burden of chronic conditions in populations through collaborations with health systems, health plans and primary care practices.
The Clinical Health Coach trainings was developed seven years ago by the ICCC and has trained over 3,000 healthcare professionals in the United States to become effective behaviour change specialists and care management facilitators.

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