Congress – We Need Your Support of Health Coaches

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In 2019, healthcare expenditures in the United States grew to $3.8 trillion, with six in 10 Americans living with at least one chronic disease. Because of increased tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and excessive alcohol use, chronic disease prevalence also continues to rise, with four out of 10 Americans living with at least two chronic diseases. 

Healthcare expenditures show no sign of decreasing, as we attempt to stamp out COVID-19 while also treating chronic conditions not only due to diet and lifestyle but also complications from long-haul COVID. The risk for developing severe COVID is also higher in those with chronic conditions, which makes the situation even more dire. 

While traditional healthcare systems continue to address disease largely brought on by poor lifestyle choices with new drugs and costly interventions, there is a rapidly growing movement embracing a more holistic approach to preventive health, focusing on food and lifestyle changes. Health Coaches work with their clients to make important shifts from unhealthy habits to sustainable habits for long-lasting health. 

Health Coaches play a significant role in reducing lifestyle-related chronic diseases and in turn, significantly reducing medical costs for clients and their families. Health Coaches are able to provide effective and cost-efficient care virtually, which is especially important in these times when reducing COVID-19 exposure is still top-of-mind in places where outbreaks are running rampant. 

The current healthcare model is not sustainable—physicians are experiencing burnout more than ever before, and have never been fully equipped to manage the increase in lifestyle-related conditions. Health Coaches are trained to work alongside other health practitioners to rectify our current healthcare crisis.  

We need YOUR help in spreading the message that Health Coaches are doing valuable work in their local communities that ripple out around the world. 
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