What Is Whole-Person Health

Whole-person health involves looking at the whole person – not just separate organs or body systems – and considering multiple factors that promote either health or disease. It means helping and empowering individuals, families, communities, and populations to improve their health in multiple interconnected biological, behavioral, social, and environmental areas. Whole-person health focuses on restoring health and promoting resilience in those facing an illness as well as preventing diseases across a lifespan.

(Modified from source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)