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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.

Key to the Whole Health approach is the role of peers, who partner with fellow Veterans and family members to explore their mission, aspiration, and purpose and begin an overarching personal health plan. At the point of separation from active duty and throughout their relationship with VA, Veterans engage with peers to learn about Whole Health practices.
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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 multi-week course.

The peer-led aspect of these courses is unique and has made them popular with both leaders and participants.


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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.