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Meet one of VA's Whole Health Ambassadors, ready to share his story and desire to inspire improved health and well-being. VA's Whole Health approach focuses on integrative health practice, self-empowerment and self-care.
In 2018, one Flagship facility will be established in each of VA's 18 VISNs. Flagship sites are fully implementing the Whole Health System, comprised of the Pathway, Well-Being Programs and Whole Health Clinical Care.
Whole Health is an approach to health care that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being, living their life to the fullest. Implementation of Whole Health is a top priority in VA.
A "Whole Health Clinic" was provided at the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games. For the clinic, VA Staff conducted classes and outreach explaining the importance of self-care from VA's whole-health concepts.
The VA's forums bridge VA with community partners to further develop the healing arts as tools to help improve health and well-being for all active duty military, medical staff, family members, and Veterans.
Yoga, often cited as a favorite Complementary Integrative Health (CIH) therapy by those with Parkinson’s disease, provides key benefits such as improvements with mobility, balance, strength, flexibility, mood and sleep.
VA's Whole Health System is a comprehensive approach to health between VA staff and each Veteran, with options for complementary health practices. The partnership between Veterans and VA staff is central to this model.