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Webinar: Connecting with Veterans with the Language of Live Whole Health

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

How many of you ask your clients/patients: Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years, will your current choices allow you to live as you want and to achieve your hopes and dreams?

The Whole Health initiative within VA started in 2013 and has evolved since then with 5 pilot sites and multiple early adopters. The process is now mandated throughout the Veterans Healthcare system.

The DOD and VHA have been improving their collaboration as they move to embrace Whole Person health (Integrative, functional wellness) approaches to wellbeing. The initial pilot sites revealed evidence for the benefits of providing health coaching to promote self-care and integrative medicine for managing chronic conditions. Much of this action is in response to the opioid crises, the prolonged active wars and the aging out of the Vietnam era veteran who have suffered in silence. Resulting in a perfect storm of healthcare needs by veterans.

Whole health integrates 8 components of wellbeing, provides education and coaching to develop Personal Health Inventories (PHI) followed by Personal Health Plans (PHP), helping both veterans and VA Employees to be actively engaged in their wellbeing. Improving their understanding of their current health in a non-judgmental way, looking at triggers and stressors and improving personal communication and engagement with health care professionals to prioritize “What is important to me?”

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current health and well-being resources within Veteran Health Administration (VHA): Live Whole Health
  • Identify evidence based practices implemented in VHA
  • Identify veteran resources and organizations in your community to collaborate with
  • Identify veteran-centric programming to sustain veteran membership

Speaker: Ruth Meyer, MEd, RKT, Clinical Education Coordinator Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, CVVHS/Richmond VAMC, Richmond, VA

Details

Date:
January 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8193728195270407692

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GoToWebinar

Organizer

Mariann Murphy

Details

Date:
January 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8193728195270407692

Venue

GoToWebinar

Organizer

Mariann Murphy