The innermost circle of health represents each of us as unique individuals.
We start at the middle of the circle saying, "I am the expert on my life, values, goals, and priorities. Only I can know WHY I want my health. Only I can know what really matters to ME. And this knowledge needs to be what drives my health and well-being. I am the leader of my team, and my medical team professionals are some of the invited players.
Whole Health means thinking about and approaching your health in a new way. It puts YOU, not your symptoms, at the center of your care decisions. Through conversations and courses, VA staff and Veteran peers will get to know you. They will work with you to set health and well-being goals based on your needs and what matters to you. The Personal Health Inventory is a great tool to begin this process.
Your story is unique and your whole health begins with what matters to you.
My Life My Story
Since 2013, writers for the "My Life, My Story" program have interviewed thousands of Veterans at VA Hospitals across the country. From those interviews, we craft brief life histories that, with the Veteran's permission, become part of their medical record. By reading those stories, VA health care providers can get to know their patients a little better. In addition, Veterans get copies of their story to share with family and friends.
Whole Health has been a sponsor and supporter of the My Life, My Story program since the beginning. My Life, My Story sits at the center of Whole Health’s transformative and patient-centered model of healthcare. Find out more about the "Circle of Health" model by clicking here.
Listen to Veteran stories as featured on the My LIfe My Story audio podcast.