Discover What Matters
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Circle of Health
The Circle of Health illustrates the connection between your health and other aspects of your life.
Personal Health Inventory
Your Personal Health Inventory can help you identify goals and discover what matters to you.
What is Whole Health?
Whole Health is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.
The Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation supports the Department’s Whole Health education and implementation.
How to Get Started
Start a conversation with your health team about your needs and priorities, or learn about Whole Health practices from other Veterans through the Introduction to Whole Health and Taking Charge of My Life and Health courses.
VA staff and Veteran peers will support and guide you through the Personal Health Inventory self-assessment and help you create your Personal Health Plan. What matters to you will shape your plan and drive your choice of Well-being Programs and clinical treatments.
The road to better health and well-being starts here, with you.
These resources will help you as you start your Whole Health journey and develop your Personal Health Plan.
Whole Health Success Stories
Practices such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, tai chi, clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, and others, are quickly growing treatment options for Veterans receiving VA care.
JACM takes a closer look at VA’s Whole Health approach and the challenges and successes that come with this transformation.
This brief video explains VA’s Whole Health approach and how it puts you at the center of your care.
Practicing Whole Health as a VA clinician means being part of a nationally-supported, grassroots movement that is bringing about system-wide transformation. Explore the educational tools and resources that can help support you in this effort.
Education champions assist VA facilities with Whole Health education, integrative health coordination, innovation, arts and humanities, and administration. Course materials, guidance, and resources are available to help you be successful in these varied roles.
Veterans trained to lead the Introduction to Whole Health two-hour course, may use this page as a one-stop shop for materials and background information.