Ridgefield-based Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation has teamed with the nonprofit Malta House of Care to launch the Health Coach Program at the latter’s mobile medical clinic that serves neighborhoods in the Hartford area.
The program is designed for uninsured patients with chronic health conditions and will include a bilingual health coach who will provide one-on-one input with patients to help them better manage their health and wellness. The program is an expansion of Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation-funded health coach programming with Americares Free Clinics, which offers similar services in Danbury.
“The mission of the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation is to improve the lives of patients in need in our local communities and around the globe,” said Paul Fonteyne, president and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim USA and chairman, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Board of Directors. “We’re pleased to support the Health Coach Program expansion to Malta House of Care to provide more uninsured patients with the skills and confidence to take charge of their health and achieve their health goals.”
Since its founding in 2006, Malta House of Care has provided 41,314 free patient visits to about 7,500 people who otherwise would have had nowhere to turn for primary care, testing, diagnosis, treatment, medication and health education.