Introduction to Health Coaching


This issue and the July 2013 issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine on health coaching present a series of original research, reviews, case reports, healthcare policy discussions, editorials, and interviews with some of the leaders in the field. Health coaching has emerged as an important example of global convergence in healthcare and a systems-oriented approach integrated with a team-based approach to healthcare, as evidenced by these articles.

Key Words: Health coaching, patient-centered care, wellness, prevention

Contributor Information

David Riley, David Riley, MD, is editor in chief, United States.

Michele Mittelman, Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH, is one of the editors of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, United States.


1. Lawson K.
The four pillars of health coaching: preserving the heart of a movement. Global Adv Health Med. 2013;2(3):6–8 [PMC free article] [PubMed] []
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