A Message for Our Community from the Whole Health Institute and Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Authored by
Amanda Hull, PhD
Sr. Director of Health and Well-Being
Published on
April 16, 2021

The Whole Health Institute and the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences were founded with access at their core, with a mission to make whole health and well-being accessible to everyone. We seek to equip and empower individuals to actively optimize their mental and physical health and well-being in collaboration with healthcare providers.


In our home state of Arkansas, the measures and sentiments of some recent legislative work are directly against our core values, and we are deeply concerned with the outcome and the negative impact these policies have on communities. When legislation restricts or bans access to care, it creates barriers in the vitally important relationship between patients, families, and medical professionals, and removes the opportunity for individuals and their healthcare providers to work together on complex issues.


Access, equality, and inclusion must be guiding principles in health and well-being, and we oppose these legislated barriers to care. We continue to move forward in our work to make whole health and well-being accessible to all people in all communities and to look for ways to engage in rigorous healthcare discussions.