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Live Whole Health app shown on phone screen with smaller heart icon and man walking icons linked to phone.NEW! Live Whole Health Mobile App Now Available
Are you ready to take the next step in your Whole Health journey? It is now easier than ever for Veterans to Live Whole Health thanks to VA’s new Live Whole Health mobile app.
Circle of Health graphic showing a concentric circle with eight self-care areasWhat is the Circle of Health?
If you have read about Whole Health, you may have come across the term, “The Circle of Health.” But what does it mean? And how can it help? Find out how it can kickstart your Whole Health journey.
Doctor discusses treatment with woman patient sitting in an exam room with a Whole Health poster on the wall.Study Shows the Success of Whole Health
A new progress report shows improvement in the lives of Veterans who use Whole Health services. Veterans with chronic pain who used Whole Health services had a threefold reduction in opioid use.
Image of a Veteran practicing self-care through acupressure, by pressing one finger into the back of opposite hand in the soft spot between thumb and pointer finger.Discovering Self-Care Practices
VA's #LiveWholeHealth blog provides videos on a wide range of self-care topics. Explore from your phone, tablet or computer and find guidance on well-being topics such as acupressure, mindful breathing, yoga and more.
Woman sitting on bench looking at sunsetReduce Stress Through Mindfulness
Today’s world can be hectic and stressful. But what if there was an easy way to reduce stress? One simple practice might help Veterans live healthier lives: mindfulness. Discover how to be more present in your life.
Image of a veteran using mobile phone app for mindful breathingTake Whole Health With You
Digital technologies are easy, popular and frequently used. Explore some of these mobile apps and online resources that inform, equip, and empower you in achieving your best overall well-being and health.
Health coaching service encounter between a VA health coach and Veteran.Success with Health and Well-Being Coaching Codes
VA achieved a milestone in patient-driven health care with the creation of new AMA Health & Well-Being Coaching Codes. The codes provide a way that certified health coaches identify & report health coaching services.
Image of Jerry, one of VA's Whole Health Peer FacilitatorsSharing Whole Health: Peer-to-Peer
Nationwide, more than 1,600 Veterans are helping their peers learn about VA’s Whole Health approach. Hear from Jerry, a former Army Ranger and Whole Health Peer Facilitator, as he shares his Whole Health journey.
Woman in “Discover What Matters” videoNew Whole Health Video Released
As VA medical centers and clinics across the country help Veterans to Live Whole Health, the stories of their experiences are spreading. Learn how they inspired the new “Discover What Matters.”
servicemember in yoga poseMedical Journal Features VA Whole Health Transform
VA is gaining recognition for its reimagined approach to health care. A March special issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine takes a look at Whole Health.

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