The HealthTree Foundation has various tools and programs available to provide myeloma patients with support, education, and resources. Our team consistently updates and improves these tools to make them easier to use and help you find the right information at the right time.
The website for the HealthTree Coach program recently received an update with exciting new features all users will enjoy including:
- New Look: Provides enhanced and streamlined navigation.
- New Features:
- Find Me a Coach: Coachees can now ask HealthTree to match them with a Coach based on their needs and Coaches specific experience. Coachees still have the option to browse Coaches on their own if they’d like to choose a Coach themselves.
- Enhanced and updated filtering: Coachees can find Coaches easily with new sorting options, filters, and a search field.
- Dual Accounts: Everyone may need support and help at different times. Now Coaches can become a Coachee, and Coachees can become a Coach - all under the same account. Individuals can easily switch back and forth between the two profiles as needed.
Additional updates for Coaches include:
- Coaches can log their hours and notes all in one place.
- Coaches can contact other Coaches by sending a message on the website.
- New Training: We have created a revised and comprehensive orientation and training for all new Coaches to complete. We have reduced the training time to help Coaches feel prepared and begin coaching as soon as possible.
The HealthTree Coach program invites myeloma patients and caregivers to share what they've learned and helpful resources they've used with others as volunteer Coaches. Coaches commit to volunteering at least eight hours a month for up to a year. Coaches understand life with myeloma and offer personalized peer-to-peer support. You do not have to know everything about myeloma to Coach. Coaches share what they know. If you are willing to share what you've learned from myeloma with others, consider becoming a Coach!
This free program is open to all myeloma patients and caregivers. Talking to someone who can relate and understand makes a difference. If you want to talk to someone who understands what you are going through, visit our website and find a Coach today!
about the author
Rozalynn Hite is the HealthTree Coach Director and wife of myeloma patient Richard Hite. Rozalynn is an occupational therapist and mother of three beautiful children. She is passionate about providing support, education, and resources to help others live full and active lives.