Fix Healthcare - Support the Health Coaches!
We are working hard in Washington, DC advancing the Health Coach profession. But we need your help!
Health Coaches are key to improving health and lowering healthcare costs. We preach this wellness message to Members of Congress and their staff in over 350 meetings and events on your behalf.
Surprisingly, Congress is surprised to learn that:
- more than 1/3 (34.9%) of U.S. adults are obese;
- over 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes;
- 40% of Americans are sleep deprived;
- all of the above could be prevented.
In the U.S. alone, $4 trillion will be spent on healthcare just this year. Sadly, only 2% goes towards prevention. Considering the facts above, something needs to be done. Someone needs to help!
Health Coaches work with their clients and shift them away from unhealthy habits to sustainable ones for lasting health.
The current health care system is not sustainable and Health Coaches will work alongside other practitioners to rectify our current healthcare crisis.
But we can’t do it alone. We need you to take action.
While traditional healthcare continues to address disease largely brought on by poor life-style choices with new drugs and costly interventions, there is a growing movement embracing a holistic approach with food and lifestyle changes as the new prescription of choice.
Join the movement. Tell Congress to support Health Coaches!
Sign the petition here to have the letter below sent directly to your members of Congress to show your support.
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Congress Support the Health Coaches!
For the first time in history, children will likely have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Sadly, of the $4 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. this year, only 2% goes towards prevention. But, times are changing.
Traditional health care continues to address disease largely brought on by poor life-style choices with new drugs and costly interventions. However, there is a growing movement embracing a holistic approach with food and lifestyle changes as the new prescription of choice.
Health Coaches are wellness professionals who are trained to help people explore and select healthy food and lifestyle options, implement those choices, and stay motivated to accomplish and maintain their health goals. Health Coaches shift the paradigm from expensive health care interventions to cost effective prevention and intervention that facilitates lasting positive changes and lowers health care costs.
Please support the Health Coaches!
It is important we recognize and support the vital work being performed by these wellness providers.
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