Raising the Bar on Health Coaching: Health Coaching Performance Assessment (HCPA)
Susan Butterworth, PhD Oregon Health & Science University HealthSciences Institute,
MINT Member

- Contrast evidence-based health coaching with popular health coaching approaches.
- Identify common challenges and barriers to assessing the effectiveness of health coaching.
- Provide recommendations for infrastructure, policies and procedures that support health coaching and care management performance.
- Introduce a validated tool specifically designed to assess and improve health coaching effectiveness.

Dr. Butterworth has been in the health promotion field for over 20 years. She received her doctoral degree in adult education and training with a cognate in health promotion from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her special area of expertise and research is motivational interviewing-based health coaching. She is an associate professor with the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to study the efficacy and impact of health management interventions, and has published multiple papers on the theory and outcomes of health coaching. Dr. Butterworth serves as lead technical advisor in the areas of evidence-based health coaching assessment, MI training and performance improvement at HealthSciences Institute.