An Institute for

Health Transformation

Whole Health Institute is a non-profit that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being by working with health systems, partners, employers, and communities to redesign health care delivery.

What is Whole Health?

The Institute considers whole health to be a flourishing of the mental, physical, and emotional well-being, rooted in purpose, meaning, and belonging in our lives.

Multi-faceted
Rooted in purpose
Shaped by individuals

What We Do

Whole Health Institute builds, amplifies, and advocates for whole health transformation.

Build

innovative approaches to care

Amplify

research and best practices

Advocate

for policies and models

In health care, a whole health care delivery model is ...

  • The patient’s journey from the time they seek health care to treatment and everything in between.
  • Reinforced by touchpoints of care that are rooted in evidence-based, whole health approaches.
  • Delivered by a cross-functional team that assesses individual’s needs across a range of physical, mental, behavioral, and social dimensions.
  • Activated by the individual, who is empowered by self-care tools and resources.
  • Made financially sustainable through value-based payment models.

Our Future Home

Construction of the Whole Health Institute facility is underway with the goal of opening in 2024. The 75,000-square-foot building includes office space and community gathering areas designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects. Whole Health Institute will be located on the campus of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

A sister non-profit organization, Alice L. Walton School of Medicine was announced in 2021 as a medical degree-granting school also based in Bentonville.

Where it all Started

Founded in 2019 by philanthropist Alice Walton, the non-profit Institute addresses physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being by working with health systems, partners, employers, and communities.

Meet the Leadership

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