Veterans Teaching Veterans
Whole Health is an approach to health care that empowers, equips, and treats Veterans so they can take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. It is a key component of the Executive Order (EO) to Improve Mental Health Resources for the 12-month period after Service Members separate from military service.
There are two peer-led courses associated with the EO and designed to start you on the pathway to Whole Health. One is the two-hour Introduction to Whole Health and the other is Taking Charge of My Life and Health, a 9-week course.
The peer-led aspect of these courses is unique and has made them popular with both leaders and participants.
The Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) has created and made available online resources to help you run and manage these courses, as well as materials if you just want to learn more about this approach.
You will find these resources and a full explanation of each course at:
- Introduction to Whole Health
- Taking Charge of My Life and Health (Coming soon.)
- Whole Health Veteran Handouts
To learn more about serving as a Whole Health Peer Facilitator please see the Voluntary Service Sample Position Description for Whole Health Peer Facilitators and contact your local VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Department.