Overview of the CCP Program
The video below provides the imperative for adopting a different approach to engage and activate patients and meet the new expectations in health care today.
Lifestyle choices and chronic conditions are now the biggest threats to public health and sustainable health care costs. CCP prepares the interdisciplinary health care team—and wellness, disease management and chronic care specialists—for the new environment. In the U.S., with 75% of all health care costs due to chronic disease and an estimated 85% of avoidable costs due to health behaviors, government and employer purchasers are changing how providers are measured and reimbursed to encourage change. Chronic care improvement also lies at the heart of new models such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the accountable care organization (ACO). Their success will be determined by their effectiveness at routinely delivering recommended medical care—and applying evidence-based steps for patient engagement, lifestyle management, treatment adherence and decision and self-care support.
Since 2004, CCP has been used in state and regional pilots, telephonic and face-to-face wellness, disease management and care management programs (including 25+ BCBS affiliates), military health services, and care settings from primary care to long-term care. During this time, CCP has been recognized by the wellness, disease/care management industry association (the Population Health Alliance), the Case Management Society of American (CMSA), the National Association of Disease Management & Wellness Professionals (NADMWP), top ten U.S. PCMH Collaboratives, along with state units from the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services to the Montana Department of Health & Human Services.
CCP 5.0: Revised and Updated Learning Model
CCP 5.0 includes the definitive manual for health coaching across the care continuum—with medical care guidelines and shared decision-making tools for 30 chronic conditions. Each module is accompanied by interactive online learning activities to build new skills in four core competencies: 1.) Population Health Improvement, 2.) Chronic Conditions, 3.) Lifestyle Management, and 4.) Health Coaching. Health coaching scripts, audio and video samples help the learner practice MI communication skills, spot MI consistent (MIC) and MI Inconsistent (MIIN) approaches, change closed to open assessment questions, among other topics. The 2012 Miller and Rollnick's health coaching framework is used as a step-by-step health coaching guide (MI remains the only validated approach to health coaching, linked with better patient outcomes in 300+ clinical trials). In CCP 5.0, participants can tailor their learning experience by choosing expert presentations aligned with their role on the team and interests—each delivered by an expert faculty contributor—from Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, among others.
The World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, health improvement experts and leading consumer advocacy groups emphasize that chronic care improvement and true patient-centered care require the active engagement of professionals from many disciplines, as well as a shared practice approach and interdisciplinary competencies. As such, any professional working in health care or a health care-related field is eligible for CCP certification.
Nurses and advanced practice nurses, case managers, physicians, health educators, dieticians, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and exercise physiologists, among others, have all completed CCP certification.
CCP certification is also often recommended for non-clinical team members such as community health educators, program leaders, or consultants who support health and chronic care improvement.
In community settings, CCP certification can prepare informal community care providers to better serve underserved populations at risk of or affected by chronic conditions.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CCP PROGRAM TUITION FEE OF $1,395?
Manual: 350-page color text and health coaching handbook/reference manual with job tools and a durable laminated cover and spiral binding.
Online Learning Activities: Comprehensive library of interactive learning activities to build skills in population health, chronic disease care and self-care support, lifestyle management and motivational interviewing-based health coaching.
MI Skill-Building Practice Activities: Skill-building and practice activities to develop core MI health coaching communication competencies and apply the 2012 Miller and Rollnick MI Health Coaching framework in typical heath care and health coaching encounters.
Expert Presentations: The advanced CCP learning design allows participants to customize their learning experience by choosing among presentations delivered by more than 25 HealthSciences faculty on topics that fit the learner's team role and interests.
CCP Certification Examination: The CCP exam may be completed at home or work. The test taker's score is available immediately after completing the exam. The exam is free and no travel or test center fees are required. If a second examination attempt is needed, it is available at no additional cost following a 30-day waiting period.
Monthly National Population Health Improvement Learning Collaborative: CCPs have exclusive access to monthly live and archived expert presentations delivered via webinar, along with updated learning materials and job tools.
CCP Certificate: A PDF color certificate that may be printed with a color printer and is suitable for framing.
CE certificate: (40 hours) that may be submitted for licensure renewal or employer verification. Pre-approval for nurses, case managers and physicians. Learn more >
Social Media: A LinkedIn group of over 1,000 participants is available to CCP participants; a Twitter feed for wellness, chronic care and health coaching news updates.
Free CE After Certification: CCP provides access to all CE hours required for recertification with nationally-recognized experts.
National Health Coach Registry Listing: All CCPs are eligible for free listing in the National Health Coaching Registry @ http://healthcoachregistry.org/ This is the only registry of professionals who have completed an evidence-based health coaching curriculum and proficiency assessment.
ARE ASSOCIATION, ORGANIZATION & MILITARY TUITION FEES AVAILABLE?
Corporate, Organization or Association Accounts
Reduced tuition fees may be available for partner organizations depending on the number of CCP enrollees and the type of organization. Most organizations fund CCP fees directly or via tuition reimbursement programs. HealthSciences can provide information and documentation regarding the value of CCP, return on investment, and the strategic marketing advantages of CCP for RFPs or service contracts. For more information, we invite you to submit a support request with: 1.) general information about your organization, 2.) the number of staff you would like to enroll and 3.) your time-frame for enrollment.
Current National Partner Associations
Members of the following organizations are eligible for a 25% reduction off the standard CCP tuition ($1046 vs. $1395 U.S.) Please enter the following special code during the online registration process or on the registration form submitted by fax or mail. (Please note, verification of membership or military status may be requested.)
>Population Health Alliance (PHA): PHAL
>Case Management Society of America (CMSA) : CMSA
>National Association of Disease Management & Wellness Professionals: NADMWP
>Active, Reserve or Retired Military Personnel: MILH
All active, reserve or retired military personnel receive a 35% reduction off the standard CCP tuition ($907 vs. $1395). Please enter the special code during the online registration process or on the registration form submitted by fax or mail.
Professionals completing the Chronic Care Professional (CCP) learning program are emailed a continuing education (CE) certificate upon successfully completing the CCP certification examination. This certificate may be submitted to state licensing boards or employers for CE documentation or reimbursement.
HealthSciences Institute encourages Chronic Care Professionals to stay abreast of developments in the rapidly advancing fields of population-based health and disease management. Accordingly, Chronic Care Professional (CCP) certification is valid for three years. Your certification expires on the last day of the month of your certification period. You may apply for recertification up to 90 days prior to 90 days after the end of your certification period. For example, if your certification period ends in December 2014, you may apply for recertification any time between October 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
You will receive a recertification reminder email approximately 90 days prior to your CCP certification renewal date. (Please ensure that your current email address is on file and that www.HealthSciences.org is designated as a safe sender in your email program to ensure receipt).
You may recertify either through documentation of continuing education OR re-examination.
Recertification Through Documentation of Continuing Education
You may recertify by documenting completion of at least 15 contact hours of continuing education (1 hour = 60 minutes) during your three-year certification period. Courses (taken or taught), of 1 hour or longer, that address the range of evidence-based population-based health and chronic care management topics are eligible. Examples include:
To recertify through continuing education, you will need to complete a brief web-based form documenting the title of each continuing education program, location, date of program, and hours completed. A $125 administrative fee will apply.
Upon review of the information submitted and receipt of payment, you will be issued a new Chronic Care Professional Certificate within 4 to 6 weeks, valid for an additional three-year period. Although we do not require applicants for recertification to submit paper documentation of continuing education, HealthSciences Institute reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify program attendance for up to one year following application for recertification.
*Please note that this form is for your personal use only and should NOT be returned by mail. All CE hours must be documented using the online form.
Click Here to Apply for CCP Recertification Through Documentation of Continuing Education
Recertification Through Re-Examination
Alternatively, you may recertify by retaking the current Chronic Care Professional certification examination. Upon completing the examination and receiving a 70% or better score, applicants will be deemed to have met all recertification requirements. A $325 examination fee will be assessed in addition to the $125 recertification fee.
To recertify through re-examination, or if you have any questions about recertification, please contact us at support@HealthSciences.org.
Reactivating a Lapsed Certification
If your CCP certification is not renewed within 90 days of expiration, as a courtesy, we can reactivate your certification.
To reactivate your certification, you need to pay a reactivation fee of $150 along with the normal $125 recertification fee. To reactivate, please follow these steps:
First pay the reactivation fee by credit card or check.
Next, complete the recertification form. Documenting completion of at least 15 contact hours of continuing education and note that your certification expires the month you are applying for reactivation @ http://www.healthsciences.org/chronic-care-professional-recertification.
Please make certain that you provide a current email address so that you receive future recertification reminders from us.
Purchase the CCP 5.0 Manual
The CCP Manual is available for purchase for $249.95 (shipping included). If you are considering CCP or RHC, purchasing the CCP Manual is a great first step. Purchasers who enroll in CCP within 30 days of purchase are eligible for a 25% ($349) reduction on the tuition fee (enter code MAN25). CCP enrolled or certified professionals may purchase the manual for $149.95 (enter code CCPC). Learn more or purchase now.
CCP for Professionals
CCP for Teams & Organizations
CCP Curriculum, Components and Steps
CCP Certification Exam
CCP Benefits and Tuition Fees
Continuing Education (CE) Certificate
National Health Coach Registry Listing
Monthly CE Events