The Aides in Respiration (AIR) Health Coaching Study (2014-2017) was a randomized controlled trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute that adapted a health coaching model to the needs of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A collaboration between the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UCSF Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Program in the Department Medicine, and 7 community clinics in San Francisco, this study tested a unique model of medical assistant health coaching that supports linkages between primary care and specialty care as well as providing self-management support to patients living with COPD.
Tools to implement health coaching for chronic lung conditions in your practice
- Start a conversation with patients about symptoms awareness and timely action with our "COPD Action Plan"
- View or adapt our "Research Protocol," including how to we identified and recruited patients and measures used
- Download our "Health Coach - Specialist consultation form" to learn more about how we used health coaching to facilitate specialist access
Download inhaler technique guides
- Metered dose inhalers
- Diskus inhalers
- Aerospan inhalers
- Ellipta inhalers
Read more about health coaching for COPD
Huang B, Willard-Grace R, De Vore D, Wolf J, Chirinos C, Tsao S, Hessler D, Su G, Thom DH. Health coaching to improve self-management and quality of life for low income patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2017;17:90. doi:10.1186/s12890-017-0433-3.