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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

Take Charge of Your Life!

The vision of the VA Montana Health Care System Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program is to help Veterans improve their wellbeing and quality of life.  Many chronic diseases can be prevented or improved through healthy lifestyle choices.  Small changes over time can improve the way you feel so you can focus on what is important to you.

Patient Education programs for 2017

The latest edition of the Patient Health and Wellness Programs brochure is now available! Learn more about a variety of programs, workshops and classes offered across the state HERE.

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Healthy Living Messages

Be involved in your health care.  Take an active role.  Work with your health care team to improve your health.  Be physically active.  Avoid inactivity.  Aim for at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week.  Eat wisely.  Eat a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.  Limit salt, fat, sugar, and alcohol. 

Be Involved In Your Health Care

Be Physically Active

Eat Wisely (for Nutrition; for Diabetes)

Strive for a healthy weight.  If you need to lose weight, losing even a little will help.  If you are of normal weight, maintain it.  Manage stress.  Pay attention to stress.  Learn about ways to help you manage and reduce your stress.  Be safe.  Find out how to prevent sexually transmitted infections, falls, and motor vehicle crashes.  Take action to protet yourself and those you love from harm. 

Strive For A Healthy Weight

Manage Stress

Be Safe (Prevent Falls & Drive Safely; STDs)

Be tobacco free.  Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and protect the health of your family members.  Don't use tobacco in any form.  Limit alcohol.  If you choose to drink alcohol, drink in moderation (women no more than 1 drink a day; men no more than 2 drinks a day).  Avoid "binge drinking."  Get recommended screening tests and immunizations.  Recommendations for preventative services depend on your age, gender, health status, and family history.  Ask which screening tests and immunizations are recommended for you. 

Be Tobacco Free

Limit Alcohol

Get Recommended Screening Tests & Immunizations

 

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MOVE is a national weight management program designed by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. 

Be Physically Active:  http://youtu.be/9moJtr9PAso

Strive for a Healthy Weight:  http://youtu.be/9moJtr9PAso

Eat Wisely:  http://youtu.be/9moJtr9PAso

 

 

 

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VA has the tools to help you succeed. Talk to your VA health care provider about how to quit smoking, including getting medication to improve your chances of quitting and a referral to a VA smoking cessation clinic. Learn more about smoking cessation.

Lead Tobacco Cessation Clinician, Megan Silzly, 406-447-6822

   
My HealtheVet logo  My HealtheVet is a free, online personal health record. It is available 24/7, where ever there is internet access. Learn more about My Healthevet.
   
 

Health Resources Link: www.prevention.va.gov 

Contact our Health Promotion Disease Prevention Manager:

Helen Williams, RN, MSN
(406) 447-6897