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Whole Health Basics

These resources and tools will help you as you start your Whole Health journey and develop your Personal Health Plan.

Whole Health: What Matters to You?

This brief video explains VA's Whole Health approach and how it puts you at the center of your care.

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Circle of Health

The Circle of Health helps you explore connections between important aspects of your life and your health and well-being. Improving one area can benefit other areas and influence your overall physical, emotional, and mental health.

Whole Health Courses

There are currently two Whole Health courses designed to be Veteran-led, Introduction to Whole Health and Taking Charge of My Life and Health. Online resources are available to help run, manage, and participate in these courses.

These courses will connect you with Veteran Peer-Facilitators and Whole Health Partners who can help you develop well-being skills, complete your Personal Health Inventory, and create your Personal Health Plan.

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Personal Health Inventory

The Personal Health Inventory helps you explore what matters to you and assess where you are and want to be in the eight Circle of Health areas of self-care.

Your Personal Health Plan will use your Personal Health Inventory responses to find the combination of clinical and Well-being Programs you need to achieve your goals.

Complete Your Personal Health Inventory

Survey of Your Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Activities

Starting in Winter 2020, VA will send some Veterans an invitation to participate in the survey, The Survey of Your Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Activities. The survey asks questions about how acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong, and meditation might affect Veterans’ health. Veterans are eligible for this survey if they used one of these six therapies at 18 particular VA medical centers from 2020 until 2023.