Whole Health Action Management Training
The target audience for this conference is community service providers and health professionals who would benefit from behavioral health education.
WHAM is a training for participants who agree to (1) create and work toward a person-centered goal for new health behavior and/or (2) participate in peer support to reach their whole health goal.
The WHAM program focuses on developing mind-body resiliency to promote self-management skills. The program is grounded in 10 whole health and resiliency factors recommended by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is renowned for decades of research on promoting resiliency. This program teaches the Relaxation Response as an essential resiliency self-management skill. Research demonstrates that it is as predictable as medication in immediately reversing the stress-induced fight-or-flight response.
Currently there is no specialized training for peer support specialists focused on whole health of the patient, which leads to overall poor health outcomes. After this two-day training, participants will be able to identify strengths, develop weekly action plans and use positive reinforcement to meet a goal. Rather than work alone, WHAM encourages participants to collaborate and support the patient.
Preliminary research by Dr. Judith Cook at University of Illinois at Chicago has revealed that a peer-led WHAM intervention delivers on new health behaviors like physical activity and healthy eating. WHAM training graduates are linked to a national listserv to foster ongoing peer support, share tips and tools for success, and provide new resources for peer services and integrated health.
Through the WHAM program, people learn how to develop and use wellness self-management skills, including person-centered planning to identify strengths and supports for enhancing health and well-being. Participants also identify a whole health goal, along with a weekly action plan to attain the goal. They participate in eight weeks of peer support groups where they learn to create new health behaviors by following weekly action plans. They also learn to use a technique called the Relaxation Response to manage stress and develop skills to challenge negative thinking.
- Learn how to develop and use wellness self-management skills, including person-centered planning to identify strengths and supports for enhancing health and well-being.
- Identify a whole health goal, along with a weekly action plan to attain the goal.
- Participate in eight weeks of peer support groups where they learn to create new health behaviors by following weekly action plans.
- Learn to use a technique called the Relaxation Response to manage stress and develop skills to challenge negative thinking.
|8:30 am||Introduction to Zoom|
|9 am||Introductions and Introduction to the WHAM Program|
|10:15 am||Demonstration of the WHAM Program|
|11:15 am||Person-Centered Planning in 10 Whole Health Factors|
|12 pm||Break for Lunch|
|1 pm||Person-Centered Planning in 10 Whole Health Factors (Continued)|
|2:15 pm||Setting a Person-Centered Goal|
|3:15 pm||Weekly Action Plans, Personal Logs, One to One Peer Support, and Peer Support Group|
|8:30 am||Implementation and Securing Buy-In and Support|
|10:15 am||Recruiting Peers and Providing WHAM Training|
|12 pm||Break for Lunch|
|1 pm||Facilitating the WHAM Peer Support and One to One Peer Support Practice|
|2:15 pm||Peer Support Group Practice, Facilitator Manual Walk Through, and Goal Setting Practice|
|3:30 pm||Final Reflections and Next Steps|
Senior Trainer, Appalachian Consulting Group and Program Director, Justice in Mental Health Organization
Director of Training, Appalachian Consulting Group
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 11.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 11.75 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Jean Duraski, speaker
- Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA, activity director
- Ike Powell, speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 11.75 AOA Category 2A
- 11.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 11.75 IBON