Healthy Together is a new lifestyle change program launched by NACHC’s Quality Center. Supported through funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this pilot is designed to improve the impact of diabetes prevention and control efforts with the unique use of technology and at-home patient care tools, in combination with lifestyle coaching offered by trained health center staff. View the Healthy Together fact sheet.
Healthy Together is offered through a unique partnership between NACHC, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES), Wellocity (CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program platform), three state PCAs/HCCNs and a cohort of twelve health centers.
Healthy Together follows the CDC-approved curriculum for people with or at-risk for diabetes; targeting healthy eating, physical activity, and stress management. What makes NACHC’s new program truly innovative are the self-care tools given to patients for use in the virtual care environment.
Trained health center Lifestyle Coaches teach patients to use self-care tools, collect data, and track their progress. Coaches will also screen for social needs and connect patients with services/interventions and provide care management and diabetes prevention and control skills.
Beyond these exciting patient investments, the whole-person approach to Healthy Together invites family or support members to participate. In other words, patients and their families are given the skills and tools needed to improve their health together.