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Health Coaches for Hypertension Control

Health Coaches forHypertension Control

Health Coaches for
Hypertension Control

Health Coaches for Hypertension Control (HCHC) was recently designated by the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) as an evidence-based program funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III-D.

HCHC consists of eight weekly sessions averaging about 1.5 hours each which are led by trained lay educators. Training for the lay educators includes skill development in using a scripted manual for guidance in leading the eight sessions along with practice in leading group activities.

An organization wishing to implement HCHC will sign a “License to Use” agreement and return to Dr. Cheryl Dye, Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging, 2037 Barre Hall, Clemson University. Dr. Dye will then train organization representatives who have credentials in health education or healthcare and have experience working with older adults to be Master Trainers. Master Trainers will receive electronic versions of the training curriculum, scripted manual, participant notebooks, evaluation instruments, and posters which can then be used to train lay educators from local communities. The cost for training Master Trainers is $755 per person and training will occur at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 29634. Arrangements can be made to provide on-site training for an additional fee of $1000 to cover the trainer’s travel time in addition to travel costs.  For more information, contact Dr. Cheryl Dye at

Recently, Dr. Dye was invited by the National Council on Aging to present about Health Coaches for Hypertension Control at their national conference in Washington, DC, June 17 – 21.

See the following link for more information about the Health Coaches for Hypertension Control program.

DOWNLOADS: HCHC Program SummaryTitle IIID Program HCHC Grid | Health Coaches for Hypertension Control PPT


Funding for Health Coaches for Hypertension Control was provided by:

Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Services Outreach Grant # D04RH12726
US Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Award #2012-46100-20122