Onlife Health Qualifies As An NCCHWC Approved Transition Program
Brentwood, Tenn., March 31, 2016—Onlife Health, a leading provider of population health management solutions for health plans, health trusts, employers, and carriers on health exchanges announced that it has qualified as an Approved Transition Program per the standards of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC).
The NCCHWC is the organization defining a path for administering a national certification for organizations and individuals involved in the delivery of health and wellness coaching. The consortium recognized the need for a national certification process based on best practices to reduce the confusion around the role, tasks, background and training of competent health and wellness coaches.
In earning the Transition Phase Approval, Onlife demonstrated that it has met the standards for faculty members and instructors responsible for training health and wellness coaches. In addition, individual coaches have met the requirements to sit for the NCCHWC National Exam. These requirements include holding an associate degree or higher in a health-related area, completing the approved curriculum, passing a practical skills evaluation, and logging 50 coaching sessions of at least 20 minutes in duration. Students who have completed the health coaching program through Onlife Health will be eligible to sit for the national exam when it becomes available in 2017.
“The NCCHWC is in a time of deep collaboration with health and wellness coach training programs that are working diligently towards creating a national standard which will help further professionalize and advance the field of health and wellness coaching," said Leigh-Ann Webster, NCCHWC director of marketing and operations.
Onlife believes the national certification will allow health and wellness coaches to stand apart from coaches who have not received adequate training or assessment of their coaching skills and knowledge.
“For our organization, NCCHWC approval during the Transition Phase connects Onlife with a distinguished group of national leaders, educators, clinicians, and working health and wellness professionals selected to set the criteria for defining the multi-dimensional role of health coach," said Matthew Redman, vice president of service delivery and operations at Onlife Health. "Health coaching professionals work one-on-one with individuals to develop personalized action plans aimed at helping them achieve positive outcomes. Earning Approved Transition Program status validates that our coaching program has met, and in many cases exceeded the national standards for health coaching training and education, and that our individual coaches have the requisite knowledge and skills to support individuals in improving their health and well-being."