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Transforming Health and Resiliency through Integration of Values-based Experiences (THRIVE)

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THRIVE enhances well-being for both Veterans and staff alike by engaging people in a transformational experience. In short, the program empowers individuals to improve their quality of life through exploration of their values and strengths, a positive psychology concept. Individuals experience improvement in life satisfaction and burnout symptoms.

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.


18 successful, 14 in-progress, 2 unsuccessful

Awards and Recognition:

VISN 8 Innovation Forum; NCP Promising Practice; Endorsed by OPCC; Innovation Ecosystem National Dissemination, Diffusion of Excellence Promising Practice, VHA Shark Tank Winner


Caregiver Support Program, Chaplain Services, Healthcare Innovation and Learning, Health Services Research & Development, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Office of Connected Care, Office of Nursing Services, Office of Primary Care, Office of Rural Health, Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Recreation and Creative Arts Therapy, Systems Redesign and Improvement



  • Cost savings: 20%
  • Veteran lives improved each year: 1000+
  • Estimated staff lives improved each year: 150

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Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)


FL: C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bay Pines)
  • Lack of sufficient leadership/key stakeholder buy-in
LA: New Orleans VA Medical Center (New Orleans)
  • Lack of sufficient leadership/key stakeholder buy-in




20% Cost Savings!