A different way of thinking about healthcare, the Whole Health Initiative, has taken root at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.
- The approach: Instead of focusing on health issues directly, the Whole Health approach puts the patient in the driver's seat and focuses on what's important to them in life. They then bring the health care professional alongside them to help them get there.
- Realigned: This program is not just a different approach to health care, it's a cultural shift helping providers focus more on the person rather than the illness or disease they are treating.
If you want to learn more about this system and how the VA has implemented it, listen to the full story from KUAF here.