Whole Health:

  • Places each person at the center of his or her own health care
  • Shifts the focus of care toward health and well-being
  • Utilizes Mindful Awareness to promote self-care and healing
  • Emphasizes the importance of relationships and partnerships
  • Incorporates a range of conventional and complementary approaches 
  • Supports the VHA’s mission and #1 strategic goal
  • Includes courses, educational overviews, clinical tools
    and Veteran handouts
VHA Mission

Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
VHA #1 Strategic Goal

Provide Veterans personalized, proactive, and patient-driven
health care.

Whole Health is a collaborative effort of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Integrative Health Program, in support of the VHA’s effort to affect transformational change towards a Whole Health model of health care delivery.

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