Course overview

Lessons Learned from the VA: Evaluating the Impact of Whole Health on a Health System Level

In this course, faculty will present and discussion the outcome evaluation of the Whole Health demonstration project at 18 VA medical centers.

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

 Conference Series

AIHM 2020 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 CME Eligible*

.75 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Whole Health, as defined in the VA, is an approach to health care that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being, and live their life to the fullest. At the US Department of Veteran Affairs, this is the approach used to move beyond disease-oriented care to a whole person, health-creation, well-being oriented approach. This course evaluates the impact the whole health system has had in the VA over the past several years.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
    • Define Whole Health.
    • List the three components of the Whole Health System.
    • Describe two impacts of Whole Health engagement on Veteran outcomes.
    • Discuss the impact of Whole Health on VA staff.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Benjamin

Dr. Kligler is Executive Director of the Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation at the VA. He is a board-certified family medicine physician and a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on May 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.