Title: Whole Health in the VA: Moving from “What’s the Matter with You” to “What Matters to You”
Presenter: Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, Veterans Administration
Description: For our January 2022 Grand Rounds, Dr. Kligler will discuss the development and implementation of the Whole Health initiative in the Veterans Health Administration and share early results from the outcomes evaluation currently underway at the 18 Whole Health Flagship sites.
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 4th | 8:00am – 9:00am US EDT
Cost: Free. CME credit available.
Flier: Download event flier
If you want to request CME credit for virtual participation, to be eligible, send an email between 8:00-8:30am on Tuesday, December 7th with your full name, degree and organization to [email protected].
Dr. Benjamin Kligler is Executive Director of the Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation at the Veterans Health Administration and former Vice Chair and Research Director of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kligler is the founder of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine which accepted its first fellows for training in January 2002. He is former Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health and Medicine, author of the textbook Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.
Dr. Kligler completed a five-year Academic Career Development Award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH to expand his own research and the research program in the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine. In addition, Dr. Kligler is Chair of BraveNet, a 19-center practice-based research network for integrative medicine and was co-principal investigator on a PCORI-funded clinical trial of acupuncture treatment for chronic pain delivered in a community-based approach to underserved populations in the Bronx.