Overall employee health is essential to our health and resilience as an organization and represents a proactive model of well-being that protects against the stressors and challenges we face in our daily lives. Focusing on “ME” through conscious awareness and self-discovery allows us to reflect on what matters most and brings us closer to our meaning, aspiration and purpose to support true work-life integration. Below are resources developed to help you pay attention to your health and wellness journey!
Start your personal journey today
The Personal Health Inventory is a tool created to guide you through the circle of health and help you identify your Mission, Aspirations, and Purpose (MAP). Once your MAP is clearly identified, you can use this tool to help you assess where you are and where you would like to be on your health and wellness journey, and determine how your personal goals might better align with the things you value the most. Download the file below to get started!
Health coaching for employees
Are you ready to prioritize your health and wellness, but don’t know where to start? VA Eastern Kansas is proud to offer you individualized health coaching to get you from where you are to where you want to be. Our coaches will work with your schedule to find a convenient time to empower you, identify proactive goals, and help resolve issues. Coaching can be offered virtually to all staff or face-to-face at the Topeka and Leavenworth campuses. Just email [email protected] to get started!
Comprehensive health courses for VAEK employees
All health for you and me
Whole Health For You and Me is a 4 hour experience designed to explore Whole Health and consider meaningful ways to improve your health and wellbeing! The goal of this program is to help you identify your mission, aspirations, and purpose, and understand how you can make changes in your life that will help you achieve your personal goals. Earn continuing education credits for your participation!
Whole Health Coaching Skills for Clinicians
Global Health Coaching for Clinicians takes place in 2 hour segments over a 4 week period and is designed to be highly experiential, with an emphasis on reintegrating coaching skills into your clinical practice. The goal of this virtual course is to meet veterans when they are ready to change, provide information in a veteran-centric way (a “coach” approach), and support actionable steps to improve their health. and their well-being.
Relaxation rooms for overall employee health
In the middle of a busy workday, remember that YOU question! Our Employee Whole Health Relaxation Rooms are designed to provide you with a safe space away from your duty station to engage in a moment of mindfulness and rejuvenation. In these rooms, enjoy the use of massage chairs, essential oils, yoga mats, exercise bands and more! Relaxation rooms are located at the following locations:
Topeka: Building 2, Room A2; Building 1, C519
Leavenworth: Building B, room B111; Building 122, room 240
Pursue your health and fitness goals using the 24-hour VAEK Employee Fitness Center! Enjoy using our cardio equipment, free weights, circuit machines and resistance training. If you would like access to the employee gym, please email [email protected] to get started. Employee fitness centers are located at the following locations:
Topeka: Building 3, Ground floor at end of hallway
Leavenworth: Building 71, A150