Responsible for promoting wellness and disease prevention through education, special programs and assessments. Helps patients understand their motivations and obstacles to healthy life choices and provides encouragement and support as they attempt to improve their overall health. Partners with patients’ primary care physician to provide mentorship to motivate patients, family members and other health providers to make positive health choices and to embrace the recommended lifestyle and diet changes. Accountable for evaluating and assisting with improving patients’ health and well-being. Must be knowledgeable of various health concepts to succeed in this role.