Course Overview

Transformation of Systems, Ourselves and Society

This presentation will discuss the VA Whole Health initiative in the context of bringing mindful awareness to our practice of healthcare and the potentially transformative effect of this shift on ourselves as well as our patients.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

CME Eligible*

.5 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty
Accreditation/CME

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Will discuss the VA Whole Health initiative in the context of bringing mindful awareness to our practice of healthcare and the potentially transformative effect of this shift on ourselves as well as our patients.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the VA Whole Health initiative and three specific veteran outcomes.
  • Describe the impact of Whole Health on VA employees.
  • Define the term "mindful leadership" and give one example.
  • List two strategies to learn about about the practice of mindful leadership.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

Bio

Benjamin E. Kligler, MD, MPH was appointed on May 24, 2020 as the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA), Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. As Executive Director, Dr. Kligler oversees the work of VHA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) in advancing the Whole Health mod el throughout the VA system, shifting the agency’s position as a health care system traditionally focused on the treatment of injury and disease to a modern system that also empowers Veterans to discover what matters most. VA’s Whole Health system goes further, both treating and equipping Veterans with Whole Health Clinical Care and well - being programs that support Veterans to take charge of their health and live life to the fullest. Dr. Kligler is a board - certified family physician who has been working as a clinician, educator, researcher and administrative leader in the field of complementary and integrative medicine for the past 25 years. In May 2016 he was named National Director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC) in the OPCC&CT. Dr. Kligler also served as Director of Education and Research for OPCC&CT. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was Vice Chair and Research Director of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kligler was the founding medical director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, a large integrative medicine practice which opened in May 2000. In addition, Dr. Kligler also held the position of Director of the Beth Israel Fellows hip Program in Integrative Medicine, which accepted its first fellows for training in 2002, and still teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. He is also a core faculty member of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.

Disclosure

No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

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 .5 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 December 31, 2022. 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.
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.

Course Outline

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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.