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Report on Enhancing Wellbeing Measurement Now Available!

August 27, 2021

VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health convened a virtual forum on “Enhancing Wellbeing Measurement in Health Research, Clinical Care, and Population Health Promotion” on June 14, 2021, to discuss strategies to improve the measurement of holistic wellbeing outcomes. Co-chaired by Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, Director of OPPCC&CT, and HSR&D investigator Dawn Vogt, PhD, part of VA’s National Center for PTSD and HSR&D’s Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research (CHOIR), the Forum discussed topics ranging from the “value of measurement of wellbeing” to “issues of health equity and relevance of wellbeing measurement for different populations” to “Veteran-specific considerations in wellbeing measurement.” See the report on this meeting, which includes a summary of the Keynote presentation by Carol Ryff, PhD, Hilldale Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Leadership Perspectives on the Importance of Measuring Wellbeing, including comments from Carolyn Clancy, MD, VA’s Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks; summaries of panel and break-out sessions; as well as post-meeting observations.

See also NIH blog post.

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