April 21, 2014 – The National Institute of Whole Health Announces an Educational Partnership with WellPeople, the Pioneers of the Wellness Inventory

For Immediate Release

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NIWH and WellPeople, the first whole-person health and wellness programs in the U.S., have collaborated to bring together their remarkable programs.

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Los Angeles, CA and Wellesley, MA, April, 2014 – The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), the nationally recognized leader in the fields of Whole Health Education® and Whole Person Care™, announced today its educational partnership with WellPeople.com, the pioneers of the Wellness Inventory Program developed by wellness visionary John W. Travis, MD, MPH.

NIWH and WellPeople, the first whole-person health and wellness programs in the U.S., have collaborated to bring their remarkable trainings together to provide a complete healthcare focused education and self-directed coaching tool to credentialed healthcare and health education professionals.

The Wellness Inventory, a comprehensive, online whole-person well-being program, will become part of the Case Study portion of NIWH’s Whole Health Education ® curriculum  on June 1, 2014. The Wellness Inventory’s unique whole person assessment process provides well being and motivation profiles in 12 key areas.  The program’s suite of dynamic coaching and wellness tools help people translate their new awareness into sustainable lifestyle change.

The Whole Health Education curriculum trains credentialed professionals in evidence-based health sciences from a physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual perspective, integrating a whole person approach to health education which invites the individual into the center and control of their own health and well-being. This whole person health education approach is a major focus of the current healthcare reforms.

Combined, these clinically researched programs provide a complete health education and wellness coach training that meets the target focus of today’s health care reforms, which places health and wellness education and patient advocacy in the forefront of provider interactions with their patient populations.

“We are excited at the prospects of collaborating with NIWH to provide a comprehensive whole person educational platform for today’s health care provider,” states Jim Strohecker, President and CEO of WellPeople.

“Integrating whole person wellness with whole person health education creates a  dynamic model for serving the needs of 21st century patients, and supporting them in becoming more deeply engaged in their personal health and well-being,” adds Strohecker.

Maureen Landry, CEO of Whole Health Inc, has this to say of the partnership. “This is a brilliant marriage of the two leading, innovative and evidence-based health and wellness programs that together deliver every possible skill and all the knowledge necessary for any health professional to aid in the progress of national wellness and disease prevention. This educational marriage raises the bar and sets new standards for excellence in health and wellness education and coach training.”

About NIWH

Since its inception in 1977, the National Institute of Whole Health has held a compelling vision for American health care. Today, 37 years later, that vision has become a reality in mainstream medicine and health care with the inclusion of Whole Person Care™, Whole Health information, Patient Advocacy and self-directed care.

The recently published award-winning, bestselling book “Changing Behavior” documents the development and research of Whole Health Education® at various Boston hospitals than began in 1980. For more information, please visit www.niwh.org. Media Contact: Conor Michael, at 888-354-4325 or conor@niwh.org

About WellPeople

WellPeople, a division of e-health pioneer HealthWorld Online, is dedicated to creating of a culture of well-being worldwide.  . The Wellness Inventory (www.WellPeople.com) is a comprehensive, online whole-person  well-being program serving the healthcare, corporate, educational and wellness markets. Professionals from over 25 countries have completed wellness coach training through the Wellness Inventory Certification Training.

The Wellness Inventory enables health practitioners to provide more comprehensive solutions for their patients’ health and well-being, increase patient involvement with their health, enhance year-round engagement with their patients, and provide new services, including membership-based wellness programs and wellness coaching.

For more information contact 310-823-9553 or info@wellpeople.com.

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