VA Whole Health
The Pathway To Whole Health
In a partnership with peers and their health care team, Veterans explore their mission, aspiration, and purpose, and begin developing their overarching personal health plan to help their take charge of their health and well-being and to live their life to the fullest.
Whole Health: An Overview
This Video Provides a High-level overview of each of the Whole Health components
Whole Health System: Community Partnerships
Community partnerships are essential to VA’s Whole Health System. Geared for Veterans, this video emphasizes the resources and assets available both within the VA Health Care System as well as outside of the VA, in local communities.
Whole Health Approach to Clinical Care
The Clinical Care aspect is central to VA’s approach to the Whole Health System. In this video, both Veterans and VA providers talk about the process of using the whole health system approach in a clinical setting. Both perspectives address the need to achieve good health outcomes as well as prioritizing what matters most to patients.
An Overview of the Patient Centered Approach
The Components of Proactive Health and Well-Being illustrate how each area of self-care is connected. “An Overview of the Patient Centered Approach” video highlights how VA is using the Components of Proactive Health and Well-Being to empower Veterans’ health. Learn how improving one area can benefit all other aspects of your life—including your overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being.
The Elements of Patient Centered Care
VA’s core model of the elements of patient centered care are described in this video. The video is an excellent way to establish a foundation of how the practice, experience, and support structures all work together to produce personalized, proactive, patient-driven care. This video incorporates other core concepts including self-care, the personalized health inventory.
Radical Redesign of Health Care
Whole health, also known as “Personalized, Proactive, Patient-driven Care,” is an approach to health care that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and to live their life to the fullest. The Whole Health System includes conventional treatment, but also focuses on self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care. VA facilities have been exploring what it takes to shift from a system designed around points of medical care primarily focused on disease management, to one that is based in a partnership across time focused on whole health. Please watch this 6-minute video for an overview of this bold new Whole Health System that helps empower Veterans through The Pathway, Equip Veterans through Well-being Programs and provide treatment through Whole Health Clinical Care.
How Did We get Here?
In the “How Did We get Here?” video, Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Director of the VHA OPCC&CT gives a brief history of modern healthcare systems and describes the future and approach of an evolved, patient centered system.
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