Whole Health Resource Directory

THE COMPONENTS OF PROACTIVE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Improving any area can benefit other areas in your life and influence your overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being.  Click on the components to learn more and to identify available resources.


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Disclaimer and Credits:
This site was produced for the wHOPE study, Whole Health Options & Pain Education, funded by the National Institutes of Health. This site is not an official VA (Veterans Administration) website. It contains publicly-available information from both VA and community sources. VA does not endorse any of the non-VA or community services and resources listed on this site.

All Whole Health graphics, including the Circle of Health and Whole Health Logo are property of the Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and were used with their permission. Icons representing individual health component areas were adapted from EMOJIONE under a free-usage license.

Ⓒ2019
  Resource Directory


211.org

2-1-1 is a nation-wide service connecting over 14 million people to services every year. To get help, you can search for local resource through your local 2-1-1 provider, or simply call 2-1-1. All languages. Completely Confidential.

Website:  www.211.org/
Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Please visit website or call 2-1-1
  • Schedule:  24 hours/day & 7 days/week
211

Tags: be involved in your health care;


Brothas and Sistas Support Group

Black Veteran social support group that offers general discussion topics and occasional supporting guest speakers. After a screening call w/ Dr. Burrell, interested Vet will be added to the Webex group and may join the group at their leisure.

Website:  N/A
Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Fridays @ 1 PM via Webex
Larry Burrell
(925) 877-4642
Kevon Franklin
(925) 372-2098

Tags: be involved in your health care, manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


Ca State Parks Pass

Entitles the holder to the use of all basic facilities (including day use, camping and boating) in California State Parks at no charge. For service connected veterans (50 percent or greater) and Medal of Honor recipients

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Ca State Parks Pass

Entitles the holder to the use of all basic facilities (including day use, camping and boating) in California State Parks at no charge. For service connected veterans (50percent or greater) and Medal of Honor recipients

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Community Building Art Works (CBAW)

Bi-weekly art and poetry workshops for veterans, service members, and military family members

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Variable-bi weekly

Tags: manage stress;


Creative Arts Festival

his competition is open to Veterans who are eligible to receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs AND are enrolled at a VA Medical Center, Outpatient Clinic, or Vets Center BEFORE entering the local competition. An eligible Veteran can enter the local competition at only one VA facility per year. He/she can submit an entry in creative writing, dance, drama or music categories with a Veteran or group from another VA facility, but still represents and must work through his/her originating facility to enter the competition. This facility should be the site where he/she receives their primary treatment.

Location: Sacramento VA Medical Center

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule Varies
Recreation Therapy

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Creative Arts Festival

his competition is open to Veterans who are eligible to receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs AND are enrolled at a VA Medical Center, Outpatient Clinic, or Vets Center BEFORE entering the local competition. An eligible Veteran can enter the local competition at only one VA facility per year. He/she can submit an entry in creative writing, dance, drama or music categories with a Veteran or group from another VA facility, but still represents and must work through his/her originating facility to enter the competition. This facility should be the site where he/she receives their primary treatment.

Location: Martinez VA Medical Center

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Consult through Recreation Therapy
  • Schedule:  Variable
Recreation Therapy

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Float Therapy

Float Therapy has been shown to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and physical pain, as well as improve sleep quality and increase feelings of serenity and well-being. Clinical research has reported floating also has a profoundly beneficial effect on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress and pain related conditions. May only use 2x per year

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  11th of the Month

Tags: ptsd, manage stress, be physically active;


Float Therapy

Float Therapy has been shown to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and physical pain, as well as improve sleep quality and increase feelings of serenity and well-being. Clinical research has reported floating also has a profoundly beneficial effect on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress and pain related conditions. May use 2x/year

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  11th of the Month

Tags: ptsd, sleep disorder, manage stress;


Friendship Line

Institute on Aging's 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA's Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our t

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  variable
4157504111
6504241411

Tags: depression anxiety;


Master Gardening

Since 1980, the UC Master Gardener Program has been extending research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. If you are interested in learning more about gardening, use the link to find your county's program and see what classes are in your area. In addition, you can ask a Master Gardener questions about anything related to home gardening .

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Find your county and access resources both online and in person
  • Schedule:  Variable

Tags: manage stress, be physically active, eat wisely;


Master Gardening

Since 1980, the UC Master Gardener Program has been extending research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. If you are interested in learning more about gardening, use the link to find your county's program and see what classes are in your area. In addition, you can ask a Master Gardener questions about anything related to home gardening .

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Find your County and locate classes online and in person
  • Schedule:  Variable

Tags: be physically active, eat wisely;


Master Gardening

Since 1980, the UC Master Gardener Program has been extending research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public. If you are interested in learning more about gardening, use the link to find your county's program and see what classes are in your area. In addition, you can ask a Master Gardener questions about anything related to home gardening .

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Find your county and find your classes/information both online and in person
  • Schedule:  Variable

Tags: manage stress, be physically active, eat wisely;


Military Sports Camp

Each year, DSES challenges active duty and veteran athletes with disabilities on weeklong adaptive sport camps in and around Mammoth Lakes. Participants may bring a friend or family member to join them in these experiences as space permits.

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Military Sports Camp

Each year, DSES challenges active duty and veteran athletes with disabilities on weeklong adaptive sport camps in and around Mammoth Lakes. Participants may bring a friend or family member to join them in these experiences as space permits.

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Military Sports Camp

Each year, DSES challenges active duty and veteran athletes with disabilities on weeklong adaptive sport camps in and around Mammoth Lakes. Participants may bring a friend or family member to join them in these experiences as space permits.

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


MOVE! Orientation Group

The MOVE! Orientation class covers how the MOVE! program can support your health and weight management goals, key strategies for success, and options for participating in the MOVE! program

Website:  www.move.va.gov/
Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Call VETS Connect 1-800-382-8387 to schedule
  • Schedule:  2ND Friday and 4th Wednesday of month: 9:00-10:00 AM
Amy Klotz
Jamie Moulding

Tags: weight problems obesity, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active, eat wisely;


Musiclandria

The Library Of MusicLandria is a nonprofit music hub, for musicians, by musicians. Our free music instrument lending library is just the tip of the musical iceberg.

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Drop-in's/walk-in's welcome
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: manage stress;


National Park Pass

The National Park Service in partnership with Operation Live Well would like to thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks. Gold Star Families and US military veterans are eligible to receive free lifetime access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. The free Military Pass is a way to thank America's veterans, Gold Star Families, and current military and their dependents for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters.

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Women Veterans
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Submit application and supportive documents
  • Schedule:  variable

Tags: manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


National Parks Pass

Entrance fees for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and standard amenity recreation fees for the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sites are waived for current Military Service-members and their dependents, Veterans and Gold Star Families.

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


National Parks Pass

The National Park Service in partnership with Operation Live Well would like to thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks. Gold Star Families and US military veterans are eligible to receive free lifetime access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. The free Military Pass is a way to thank America's veterans.

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Submit application and supportive documents
  • Schedule:  variable

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Operation Heal our Patriots

Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God's creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a prior

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  variable

Tags: manage stress;


Operation Heal our Patriots

Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God's creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a prior

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  variable

Tags: manage stress;


Operation Heal our Patriots

Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God's creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a prior

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Variable

Tags: manage stress;


Patient Printable Handouts -Whole Health

Veteran whole health education handouts to support the Whole Health journey. They are organized around the eight areas of self-care in the Circle of Health and the two areas in the middle.

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
Arianne Davis
(916) 843-9131

Tags: primary care, specialty care, behavioral health, complementary integrative health, be involved in your health care;


Service Dogs for PTSD

Service dogs can help in many ways. They can be trained to provide a buffer zone between their human and others, recognize repetitive motions and respond, alert to the approach of someone from behind, guide their human to a safe place,interrupt nightmares and many other important tasks.

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
916-966-6758

Tags: ptsd, manage stress;


Stay Quit Coach

Stay Quit Coach is designed to help with quitting smoking. It is intended to serve as a source of readily available support and information for adults who are already in treatment to quit smoking, to help them stay quit even after treatment ends. The app guides you in creating a tailored plan that takes into account your personal reasons for quitting. It provides information about smoking and quitting, interactive tools to help users cope with urges to smoke, and motivational messages and support contacts to help you stay smoke-free.

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  Yes

Tags: substance abuse, behavioral health, be tobacco free;


Team River Runner

Their mission is to provide all veterans, active duty and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! Local Chapter in Northern California

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Variable
Constance Farris
connie.farris@teamriverrunner.org

Tags: manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


Team River Runner

Team River Runner's Mission To provide all veterans, active duty and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! Local Chapter based in Northern California

Location: Community - East Bay

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Variable
Constance Farris
connie.farris@teamriverrunner.org

Tags: manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


Team River Runner

Team River Runner's Mission To provide all veterans, active duty and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!

Location: Community - North Valley

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Variable
Constance Farris
connie.farris@teamriverrunner.org

Tags: manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


TeleQuit

TeleQuit is the VISN 21 Smoking Cessation Program. Services are provided by telephone--Smoking cessation medications, patient education, counseling. No patient travel necessary. Free for all VA employees.

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans and Va Employees
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  M-F 8am-4:30pm
(855) 784-8838
(650) 493-5000

Tags: substance abuse, specialty care, behavioral health, be tobacco free;


VHA Pain Management

Online and self-help resources for managing chronic pain. Complementary Treatments-Home Practice Exercises: Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupressure, CBT for Chronic Pain, and Whole Health Pain Management.

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
Follow The Link For More Details

Tags: behavioral health, complementary integrative health, be involved in your health care;pain, management, self help, self management


Virtual Senior Center

An online and telephone based senior center-like program that offers classes and support groups for those 60 and over.

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
877-797-7299

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Volunteer

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way

Location: Community - Sacramento Valley

  • Eligibility:  Anyone
  • VA Resource:  No
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
INFO@MISSIONCONTINUES.ORG

Tags: manage stress, be physically active;


Whole Health Coaching

One-on-one individual health coaching. Currently held virtually via VVC. (Pre-requisite: Introduction to whole health session)

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
Esperanza Lugo
(916) 843-9131
Arianne Davis
(916) 843-9131

Tags: complementary integrative health, be involved in your health care;


Whole Health Introduction

An introduction group to gain understanding of the whole health approach to care and complete a personalized health inventory. Currently held virtually via VVC. (2 hour class)

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
Esperanza Lugo
(916) 843-9131
Arianne Davis
(916) 843-9131

Tags: complementary integrative health, be involved in your health care;


Whole Health- Taking Charge of My Life and Health

9-week group diving deeper into the 8 components of whole health and goal setting. Currently held virtually via VVC. (Pre-requisite: Introduction to whole health session)

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.
Esperanza Lugo
(916) 843-9131
Arianne Davis
(916) 843-9131

Tags: complementary integrative health, be involved in your health care;


Women Veterans Hotline

National VA Call Center Resource regarding Health Benefits for Women Veterans

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Women Veterans
  • VA Resource:  Yes
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Cell for more information
  • Schedule:  Mon-Fri 8-10pm., Sat 8-6:30pm
Call Or Text
(855) 829-6636

Tags: primary care, be involved in your health care;


Yoga

Mindful Resilience is what we call the collection of mind-body practices that we teach: Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. Online and On Demand

Location: Web, App-based, Phone-based

  • Eligibility:  Veteran and/or their Families
  • Entry/Referral Process:  Contact POC for entry/referral details
  • Schedule:  Schedule varies; contact POC for more information.

Tags: be involved in your health care, manage stress, strive for a healthy weight, be physically active;


Disclaimer and Credits:
This site was produced for the wHOPE study, Whole Health Options & Pain Education, funded by the National Institutes of Health. This site is not an official VA (Veterans Administration) website. It contains publicly-available information from both VA and community sources. VA does not endorse any of the non-VA or community services and resources listed on this site.

All Whole Health graphics, including the Circle of Health and Whole Health Logo are property of the Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and were used with their permission. Icons representing individual health component areas were adapted from EMOJIONE under a free-usage license.

Ⓒ2019