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Hines VA promotes Whole Health System

Hines VA staff join Veterans Canteen Service to promote Whole Health

Hines VA staff join Veterans Canteen Service to promote Whole Health

By Hines Media Service
Friday, February 15, 2019

Hines ‘Wellness Wednesday’ kicks off Whole Health campaign

Hines VA is teaming up with Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) to promote the Whole Health approach to care.

The program equips Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being to live life to the fullest. Whole Health includes conventional treatment but also focuses on self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care.

Hines supports a personalized approach to care that changes the conversation from "What's the matter?" to "What matters to you?" This approach gives Veterans a wide range of options to achieve their goals.

The journey begins with Introduction to Whole Health sessions (group or individual) or Taking Charge of My Life and Health groups. These sessions are led by your peers who will help you create your personal health plan (PHP).

As part of your personal health plan, your health team will help you decide if and which wellness, self-care, and complementary treatments might be a good fit for you. Some possibilities either at VA or in your community outside VA are:


Art Therapy

Mindfulness Workshops

Music Therapy

Tobacco Cessation

Nutrition Classes

Wellness workshop


Ask your health care team about Whole Health or call 708-202-3663 to find out how you can benefit.

Watch this short video about Whole Health in action:



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