Alameda County Pairs Health Coaches With Patients To Manage Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
Under a two-year pilot program, Alameda County is pairing health coaches with patients in an effort to manage their chronic conditions and reduce health care costs. The county's initial group of eight health coaches underwent a five-month training session focused on diabetes and hypertension management and began working with patients at Highland Hospital in March. The pilot program is funded by a $200,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.
- "Alameda County Pairs Chronic Patients, Young Health Coaches" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/27).