Making the case for Prevention, Resilience and Well-being through academic and experiential learning NIH Whole Person Health Research Initiative In early 2021 WholeHealthED was invited to join 12 other independent organizations with ties to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NCCIH as a member of an external stakeholders advisory group. Others are long time academic and professional organizations whose work in integrative medicine created the “whole person” precepts of this initiative, including the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (70+ leading schools of medicine), the Veteran’s Health Administration’s Whole Person Health Unit and the groundbreaking Whole Health Institute. WholeHealthED was the only member devoted solely to children’s health (and certainly the only group emphasizing the good health impacts of time in a school garden.) NCCIH has also convened its sister NIH research units. As a result WholeHealthED is formed its own research working group in 2021 to support the larger Whole Person Health initiative with an emphasis on the foundational activities that can strengthen children’s well-being during their years of formal education. March 2020: Briefing at NIH for NCCIH leadership on Whole Health Learning and support for Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health.