Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Clinical Health Coach Training

The primary component of the Clinical Health Coach training is a flexible, web-based, 27-hour online learning experience available at the convenience of your clinical staff members with no travel required. CEUs and CMEs are offered. The training also provides four optional one hour teleclass practice sessions to aid in the development of effective coaching skills. The teleclasses build a base for that practice, and buddy coaching with other experienced coaches or others enrolled in the training is highly recommended.

Compass PTN recommends that participants receive 2-3 hours of protected time week each week to spend on the web-based training. This will assist the participant to complete the training within the 8-10 week timeframe, and will also convey to the participant that their leadership feels that this role is important and is committed to their success.

Additional information about the Clinical Health Coach training may be found at Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page (Word Doc.).

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the free health coach training, organizations must be engaged with Compass PTN and fulfill PTN requirements including:

  • Submission of monthly data to the Compass portal
  • Submission of mid-year and annual Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR)
  • Participate in MIPS/QPP in 2017 (if MIPS eligible)

Participants must also agree to:

  • Complete the Health Coach Training within 8-10 weeks
  • Complete the Competency Evaluation at the completion of the training (preferably prior to December 31, 2017).

Registration and Enrollment

To register for the online Clinical Health Coach training, simply fill out the Compass Health Coach Training Agreement and e-mail it to Lori Galioto at Once the registration is received, Compass will validate that the organization meets the eligibility requirements.   

Upon validation, registrants will receive a welcome e-mail and access to the learning portal from the Clinical Health Coach staff. If you do not receive a welcome e-mail within ten days of submitting your health coach agreement, please check your spam or junk mail or the e-mail may be blocked by your organization’s firewall. If a challenge persists, please contact or call 515-657-7242 for assistance.

More Information

Compass Clinical Health Coach Training informational webinar (Video) Transcript (PDF)
Compass Clinical Health Coach Training Presentation (PowerPoint)
The Online Training Experience Pamphlet (PDF)

Those planning to register may find additional training program information and answers to questions at

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