HealthChange Methodology

HealthChange® Methodology training

This two-part training series assists health professionals to build the skills required to engage with clients and optimise positive health outcomes.

It is open to allied health professionals, practice nurses and other primary healthcare professionals of chronic disease management in the Murray PHN region.

It is recommended for people who are new to this training to enrol in both part 1 and part 2. For people who have previously completed part 1, they may wish to register for part 2 only.

HealthChange® Methodology: Patient Engagement Skills

This course provides a foundation from which to build knowledge and skills to use HealthChange® Methodology. It will provide an opportunity to discuss and gain clarity around how to respond to common challenging patient situations and conversations. Benefits for participants include improved time efficiency, more successful patient engagement and more effective health literacy delivery impacting on behaviour.

Learning outcomes
After completing HealthChange® Methodology: Patient Engagement Skills (face-to-face or online) participants should be able to:

  1. State the key elements of the HealthChange® Behaviour Change Pathway and its relevance to their work.
  2. Use the RICk Principle and related skills to decide where a client is located on the HealthChange® Behaviour Change Pathway.
  3. Describe the four HealthChange® categories of barriers and facilitators for client behaviour change.
  4. Understand how a client-centred approach can be operationalised with reference to the HealthChange® Practice Principles.
  5. Describe Essential Behaviour Change Techniques that can be used to identify and address client barriers to action.
  6. Discuss key questions above and below the decision line in the HealthChange® Consultation Framework that can be used to guide health service providers.

Offered as a face-to-face workshop or as online self-directed learning

Can’t make it to a face-to-face event? Register here to participate in eight hours of online self-directed learning. Limited places available. EOIs for online learning close Friday 19 June or when all places are filled (whichever is earliest).

To maximise this opportunity, please also enrol in part 2 – a Workplace Application Teleconference Series.

HealthChange® Methodology: Workplace Teleconference Series 

For people who have completed Part 1, attend these practical, case focused sessions to gain clarity around how to respond to common challenging patient situations and conversations. These group-based online interactive sessions are offered on the following dates and times. Select the group that suits you best.

Learning outcomes
After completing HealthChange® Methodology: Workplace Application Teleconference Series participants should be able to:

  1. Deepen their understanding of the components of HCM and how to apply them in their work role/s.
  2. Deepen their understanding of how to apply the HealthChange Health Literacy definition to their role/s.
  3. Apply the HealthChange Practice Principles and Essential Behaviour Change Techniques with greater confidence.
  4. Apply the HealthChange 10 Step Consultation Framework in their work role.

Online sessions
Participants MUST be able to attend at least 4 of the 6 online sessions. Register for one Group only.

  • Group 1: meeting monthly on Wednesdays, 9-10.30am beginning Wednesday 5 July - register here
  • Group 2: meeting monthly on Wednesdays, 3-4.30pm beginning Wednesday 5 July - register here
  • Group 3: meeting monthly on Thursdays, 12–1.30pm beginning Thursday 6 July - register here

These interactive online sessions aim to increase participants confidence to work with clients with complex issues. It will refresh knowledge of HealthChange® Methodology, provide a deeper understanding of how to use the tools with clients in various situations and trouble-shoot any challenges that may have been experienced while practising the skills following the HealthChange® Course.


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