Wellcoaches Joins as Founding Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable

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The integration of science-based behavior change approaches is core to an effective lifestyle medicine clinical practice model, making Wellcoaches a valued addition as Founding Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Corporate Roundtable.

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No one does this better than Wellcoaches in their training of health coaches to become integral members of the lifestyle medicine practice team, so their addition to the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable is invaluable.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the nation’s medical professional society for physicians, allied health professionals and healthcare executives dedicated to a lifestyle medicine-first approach to healthcare, today announced Wellcoaches as a Founding Member of the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable (CRT).

In the face of an epidemic of chronic, largely preventable disease, ACLM established the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, bringing together foresighted entrepreneurial, industry, medical and academic thought leaders for strategic collaboration focused on advancing the lifestyle medicine movement. The end goal: sustainable health and sustainable healthcare.

“We can promote healthful lifestyle choices, but old habits too often die hard without the integration of science-based behavior change and coaching psychology added to the mix," said ACLM President David Katz, MD. "No one does this better than Wellcoaches in their training of health coaches to become integral members of the lifestyle medicine practice team, so their addition to the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable is invaluable."

“Since Wellcoaches launched in 2002, more than 10,000 health professionals in nearly 50 countries have completed our Core Coach Training program. By applying coaching skills, health care professionals dramatically improve patient outcomes across diverse clinical and corporate settings. The Wellcoaches coaching protocol is evidence-based and reported in multiple peer-reviewed papers. We are pleased to become a member of ACLM’s Corporate Roundtable to share our mutual passion and vison of building the field of Lifestyle Medicine,” said Margaret Moore, CEO Wellcoaches Corporation.

ACLM’s Corporate Roundtable is comprised of lifestyle medicine thought leaders representing healthcare delivery system stakeholders, as well as providers of products and services that are committed to the cause of lifestyle medicine. The roundtable provides a platform for engagement with ACLM leadership and partners in charting strategy around key lifestyle medicine initiatives, including a campaign to call out the urgent need for reimbursement of intensive therapeutic lifestyle medicine interventions, as well as a campaign to heighten awareness about lifestyle medicine being a vital solution in addressing global health and healthcare sustainability.

ABOUT WELLCOACHES
Since 2002, Wellcoaches has delivered a gold standard of coach training, education, certification, and support, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine. Our programs are high-impact, science-based, and innovative. As a Certified Wellcoach® you become an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving. You can impact some of the toughest challenges of our times. http://www.wellcoaches.com

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Join today at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org or learn more about the Lifestyle Medicine 2016 conference and the 2nd Annual Healthcare Transformation Summit at http://www.LifestyleMedicine2016.org.

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