The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System looks toward whole health and asks, what matters to you?
What better way of doing this than by unveiling a new web page?
Whole health focuses on both health and wellness.
Whole Health is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. It 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, then help you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs and goals.
The new pages introduce Veterans to the system, coaches, recreational assistants and programs available throughout the service areas. The new Whole Health page also will provide downloadable calendars with current schedules for the Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island areas.
Whole Health sets you in the right direction
The Introduction of Whole Health class gets Veterans in the right direction. During the class, Veterans learn more about the Whole Health approach to care and the concepts behind Whole Health living. They complete a personal health inventory before they even step into the class.
The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System also just introduced a nine-week course called Taking Charge of My Life and Health. The class will be held in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. It promises Veterans an opportunity to reflect on what really matters to them. Veterans choose an area of their life they want to enhance and develop a plan for reaching their goals.
The Whole Health approach to care empowers, equips and treats Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. Health coaches and peer facilitators support and listen as Veterans learn to live Whole Health.
Jeff Gates is the deputy public affairs officer, webmaster and photographer for the Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.