Get Started with Whole Health
Whole Health means thinking about and approaching your health in a new way. 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.
Whole Health puts you, not your symptoms, at the center of your care decisions.
Have a Conversation
Tell your health care provider your needs, concerns, and goals.
What matters to you will shape your Personal Health Plan and drive your Well-being Program and clinical treatment choices. A yoga class might enhance your flexibility, or a tai chi class might help you manage your pain better.
Whether you want to wake up with less pain, change careers, reduce stress, or move more, you can start by talking with your health care provider or participating in a Whole Health course.
Take a Course
There are currently two Veteran-led Whole Health courses - Introduction to Whole Health and Taking Charge of My Life and Health.
During these courses, other Veterans will teach you about Whole Health practices and help you take steps to create your Personal Health Plan.
Online resources are available to help run, manage, and participate in these Whole Health courses.
Introduction to Whole Health
Introduction to Whole Health is offered twice a month at VA facilities. This two-hour, peer-led session explains the Whole Health approach to care. The group explores the Circle of Health and how to create a Personal Health Plan.
Taking Charge of My Life and Health
Following the Introduction to Whole Health, you can participate in a 9-week Taking Charge of My Life and Health peer-led course. This group session provides an opportunity for more self-exploration, self-care, and goal creation around what matters to you.
Whole Health Success Stories and Videos
Hear from Jerry, a former Army Ranger and Whole Health Peer Facilitator, as he shares his Whole Health journey.
In a partnership with peers and care teams, Veterans begin developing their personal health plans based on what matters most to them.