Focus on Well-Being and Being Well
Think about your exercise routine, diet, sleep patterns, and relationships. Your physical, emotional, and mental health are connected. Whole Health helps you see the connections and offers you tools to address a range of issues.
Well-being Programs complement clinical care by focusing on self-care, skill building, and support. From physical activities to contemplative practices or creative expressions, the focus is on your health and personal fulfillment.
Explore the Connections
The Circle of Health illustrates how improving one part of your life can benefit other aspects. It makes the connection between your health and how you feel about your relationships, move your body, eat, and sleep.
As you build your Personal Health Plan, you will consider how you can impact your health and identify one or two areas you want to focus on as you work toward what matters to you.
Build Your Personal Health Inventory and Plan
You don’t have to wait until something is wrong to focus on your well-being. Your team will work with you to build a plan with smart goals and a combination of clinical care and Well-being Programs to fit your needs.
The Personal Health Inventory walks you through the Circle of Health and explores areas of your life that affect your health. This self-assessment informs the Personal Health Plan you will develop with your health care team or a Whole Health Coach.
Your Personal Health Plan will identify self-care that fits with your health and well-being priorities. It may include professional care such as Whole Health clinical care, and complementary and integrative health approaches, such as acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, the arts, and humanities.
The Circle of Health illustrates how each area of self-care is connected. This video shows how VA’s Whole Health approach is empowering Veterans.