Project Title: Health
Coaches for Hypertension Control
Grant Period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2011
Program Representative Interviewed: Cheryl J. Dye, PhD, Program Director
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Program Overview: The main focus of the program in rural Oconee County is to train health
coaches to provide services, such as health education, telephone counseling, and support groups, to patients
who are referred by a family physician practice. Health coaches conduct group classes on hypertension
control and other issues, guide patients in developing individualized action plans for self-management, and
provide telephone counseling for patients.
Read more about the Health Coaches for Hypertension Control program in our Rural
Health Models and Innovations section.
Models Represented by this Program: