Our goal is to make Health Coaches not only a household name for those who seek guidance in positive wellness and lifestyle changes, but to champion this profession as an integral part of our overall health care system. This includesefforts in Washington D.C. to make health coaching a covered pre-tax expense, and to include it among preventative healthcare legislation and research initiatives.
Our Health Coach advocates have been busy on the Hill this past week, gathering support and sharing just how valuable Health Coaches will be in addressing preventable disease and reducing healthcare costs in the years to come.
Here’s the video we played at the Capitol Hill briefing.
IIN is the only health coaching program that supports these vital efforts for a healthier future and growing opportunities for Health Coaches around the world.
Here are more recent updates about our progress:
Our Capitol Hill Briefing on Monday had 65 attendees who heard from IIN Health Coaches, medical professionals, and leaders in our field to drive home the point that Health Coaches are vital to lowering healthcare costs and improving wellness.
Last year, we met with over 350 members of Congress and staff to introduce the Health and Wellness Coach Resolution (H. Res. 552), and have the Health Savings Act include health coaching as an allowable expense.
Our Health Coach Resolution now has 13 cosponsors, and we expect introduction of the Senate resolution very soon. These pieces of legislation create recognition of your work and helps bring about truly meaningful positive change.
Our House resolution just received its bill number, and was printed: H.Res.121. Here’s a link to the detailed info.
On Thursday evening, we held an event at a DC public charter school for a wonderfully diverse group of about 35 parents and students that joined us for a mindfulness presentation from Integrative Nutrition graduate Sarah Chaplin, as well as a cooking demonstration. It was inspiring to see kids around the age of 5 excited about eating healthy and asking questions about which foods will make them strong and smart. We taught the kids and their parents how to make meals that cost less than $5 and are perfect for meal planning and prep since you can cook once and eat twice!
nutritionschool“Hello, friends! It’s finally time for me to re-introduce myself as a graduated Health Coach. That’s right! Ya girl can officially help you help... more“Hello, friends! It’s finally time for me to re-introduce myself as a graduated Health Coach. That’s right! Ya girl can officially help you help ya-self. 🦋
Right now my focus is to help anxious women find balance in their daily lives through real food, gut health and healthy habits!
What a journey this has been. I’ve spent the past year preparing to become a health coach. Somewhere along the way, I convinced myself I wasn’t cut out to actually help people get healthy. I convinced myself I wasn’t capable. So I decided to not pursue a health coaching business...What a big. fat. LIE.
I’ve been working on moving past my limiting beliefs to create a life I love. Let me tell ya, getting real with yourself is hard work but I believe it is necessary to live your best life.” - @therootedginger_#nutritionschool#healthcoach#anxiety#mentalhealth#nutrition
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