“If people just took a little more responsibility for their health that has the greatest potential of anything to change the healthcare in America.” - Dr. Bill Appelgate
Bill (William K.) Appelgate believes that inspiring improved personal health behaviors is the change-the-world strategy required for the future of healthcare in America. He is the Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and Founder of the Clinical Health Coach® training. His professional work has included service as a director of a university research center, a college foundation director, a college president, CEO of two comprehensive, innovative healthcare systems as well as vice-president and clinical professor at a leading graduate health sciences university and medical school.
Dr. Appelgate also happens to be one of my mentors whom I interviewed for my book, The Art of Health Hacking, and worked with on the Clinical Health Coach Training team or a few years. If you want to understand HOW and WHY people change, and how you might consider approaching behavior change in your life, definitely tune in. You’ll leave feeling more empowered and activated in your own health journey!
3:15 - Bill’s Background in healthcare field and his realization around the link between chronic conditions and the high costs of healthcare
10:10 - the three things/behaviors his programs focused on to make impactful changes in people’s health
15:41 - moving from “Do, Teach + Tell” to “Ask Listen + Inspire” to transform the conversation and way communication happens in the field of healthcare
22:10 - guidance and top tips on ‘self-care’ and how to use health coaching skills in your own life
35:08 - why prevention and health risk reduction is something to put more focus on and why YOU are an architect for good health
“If people just took a little more responsibility for their health that has the greatest potential of anything to change the healthcare in America.” - 12:56-13:06
“If you are going to take some responsibility for your patients you gotta get to that 98-99% that happens outside your office.” — 17:07-17:13
“Behaviors are pivotal in the business of healthcare.” — 17:30 - 17:34
“Our job as individuals and the opportunity we have is to become an architect for good health, and we can’t really rely on others to do that.” - 36:48 - 37:02