Expanding Whole Person Care for Medically Underserved Populations

The Whole Health in the States (WHITS) Initiative is a program of the Academic Consortium. Through WHITS, we are facilitating state-level efforts to increase access to nonpharmacologic therapies for pain for underserved populations and drive utilization of comprehensive pain care. We are taking a tangible approach utilizing a key stakeholder, consensus building process within 6 pilot states and Washington, DC. All the while building state level collaboratives within each region that will serve as an ongoing vehicle to apply this model to pain and other conditions and several activities that drive whole person care for medically underserved populations with the boots on the ground of state stakeholders and leaders.

A website for the Whole Health in the States Initiative is under development and will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about the WHITS Initiative by clicking here.