The Achieving Whole Health: Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit (AWH) curriculum is an interactive, culturally responsive training that provides the tools and skills to help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) make healthy decisions. The curriculum is based on the Peer Support Whole Health & Resiliency and the Peer Specialist Core Recovery Curriculum developed by the Appalachian Consulting Group.
- Participants will take an active role in improving their health by developing a Whole Health Goal focusing on one of the 10 life elements associated with the body, mind and spirit.
- Goals will be developed that have IMPACT – it improves their health, is measurable, is positively stated, is achievable, calls forth action, and is time limited.
- Participants will also learn how to take what they have learned to help others develop their own personal Whole Health Goal.
- Participants will learn the value of supporting others through weekly groups, personal logs, and one-on-one coaching.
- Participating in the post-training webinars will also help develop an interagency network to share effective strategies, strengthen program design, and address sustainability issues.
Who can participate?
The primary focus is on community-based organizations working with AANHPIs but is open to those working with other ethnically diverse populations. These can be behavioral health, health, senior centers, student, or other community organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the community. Applications will consist of teams of three to five individuals. The team approach is the best way to ensure this training is successful upon return to the local community. If appropriate, include at least one team member who has the bilingual skills that reflect the language needs of the local community. In selecting the participants, the applicant should take into consideration the role the participant will play in sharing this information with the local community: What type of support will they need; are they paid staff, volunteers, member of a local organization? How are they able to sustain the practice? While the ideal team will come from a community-based organization with paid staff, it is not a requirement. A paid staff helps ensure the ongoing implementation of the training, but this training can also be used to provide much-needed capacity building to communities that do not have language/culture-specific services for AANHPIs.
Are you ready to implement the Achieving Whole Health program?
Prior to filling out the application, please review the Implementation Readiness Checklist (pdf) to learn more about what is required to implement this program.
What is required of participants for the AWH training?
Recognizing that it takes more than a 3-day virtual intensive training to implement new programs, SAMHSA requests that participating NNED member teams commit to the full NNEDLearn 2022 training model which includes Prepare; Learn; Implement; and Sustain. Read more about NNEDLearn 2022.
Due to the NNEDLearn 2022 training being fully virtual, accepted applicants must have access to a stable internet connection to participate in the NNEDLearn 2022 Achieving Whole Health training.
Objectives and expectations for each NNEDLearn stage for Achieving Whole Health are as follows:
The first stage of NNEDLearn involves preparing the NNED member team for the Learn stage (virtual training), and requires that team members:
- Participate in two pre-meeting webinars (dates below).
- Complete assignments as requested by trainer, such as a readiness checklist and pre-meeting training content material.
From April 26 – 28, 2022, teams will attend a 3-day virtual intensive training via Zoom.
Participants will learn how to develop a personal Whole Health Goal as well as learn how to coach others to create their own Whole Health Goal.
After the Learn stage (virtual intensive training), all Achieving Whole Health teams will receive ongoing coaching to help participants successfully complete their Whole Health Goal. They will also have an opportunity to discuss how they can implement coaching of others within their local community. Team members will:
- Participate in four 1-hour group coaching sessions with the trainer (dates listed below).
- Participate regularly in the online discussion forum.
- Complete implementation reporting assignments.
All teams will also be asked to complete a digital story/video documenting their team’s NNEDLearn experience, community need, and the implementation of the best practice. Please see the 2022 Digital Story (pdf) for additional information which contains important information on developing a digital story.
NNEDLearn teams are expected to pursue efforts to sustain the practice and to demonstrate outcome and impact as appropriate. Teams will have the opportunity to provide input on training outcomes and the impact of NNEDLearn 2022.
DJ Ida, PhD, Executive Director, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
Co-trainer: Pata Suyemoto, PhD
Prepare Webinar One:
- March 15, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
- March 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Prepare Webinar Two:
- April 7, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Learn Stage (Virtual Training):
- Tuesday – Thursday, April 26 – 28, 2022 (via Zoom)
Implement Coaching Sessions: Four 1-hour coaching sessions:
- May 17, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
- June 15, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
- June 29, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
- July 13, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
The application period for NNEDLearn 2022 is closed.
Thank you to all who applied for Achieving Whole Health! Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-March.
Email NNEDLearn@nnedlearn.net for any questions related to NNEDLearn 2022.