Introduction to HSC Whole Health
Time limit: 180 days
Full course description
Whole Health (WH) is a global initiative at HSC that seeks to empower individuals to discover, receive, and participate in care for their body, mind, spirit, and environment within and through their communities. This course focuses on patient-centered care that emphasizes personalized health strategies in areas such as mindfulness, health resources, conventional and complementary care, prevention, and treatment, as well as the community and its resources. Various whole health models currently in use will be explored.
Participants must be 18 or older to fully participate in this course.
Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams is the seventh president of HSC.
Before joining HSC, Dr. Trent-Adams served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health from January 2019 through August 2020. She shared responsibility with the Assistant Secretary for Health planning, coordinating and directing substantive program matters; policy and program development; and determining and setting legislative and program priorities.
Dr. Trent-Adams served from 2015 to 2018 as the Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She was a trusted advisor to the Surgeon General, providing support on a variety of critical issues, including efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Amanda S. English, DrPH, MCHES
Dr. English is the Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Institute for Health Disparities. She oversees minority health and health disparities community engagement efforts across HSC schools and colleges. She is a servant leader with a commitment to enhancing the health of the community. She is a data-oriented, strategic thinker with the ability to establish and sustain partnerships with various stakeholders to meet the community's needs.