VA Montana Health Care System
January 2019

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
Living Life Well
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, Kalispell VA CBOC and in your local community
 
Living life well-Fort Harrison, Kalispell
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try out this six week workshop focused on improving how you cope with ongoing health conditions and get to living life again!
This same great class is offered in the community near you.
 
For more information call:
Fort Harrison- (406) 447-6052
Kalispell-(406) 758-2782 or 758-2768
 
Or for classes in your community, check out this link!
 
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
 
Location: Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain- Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
Learn practical skills to help you reduce pain, increase activity level, and improve quality of life. CBT helps Veterans look at how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected with chronic pain. Twelve week class.
Contact: Fort Harrison (406)447-6000
                        Kalispell (406) 758-2782
                   Missoula (406) 493-3800
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Friday, Jan 4, 2019
Down with High Blood Pressure
 
 
Down with High Blood Pressure Class: Fort Harrison, Missoula
Take control of your blood pressure and learn lifestyle changes that you can make to lower your blood pressure. 
Contact: Fort Harrison (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula (406) 493-3754
 
Or ask for a Down with High Blood Pressure Home Study Binder and DVD....you can learn from home!
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019
Learn in the Comfort of Your Home!
 
Location: Statewide
 
Learn in the comfort of your own home
 
Ask your PACT (health care team) about the following resources:
 
DVDS:
  • Living Better With Heart Failure
  • Down With High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills For Self-Care
  • Fit for Life
  • Strength Training
 
Booklets:
  • Living Well With COPD
  • Blue Diabetes Folder
  • Living Well With Heart Failure
  • Improving Sleep One “Z” at a Time
Websites:
 
  • Veterans Health Library:  www.veteranshealthlibrary.org
  • Free access to hundreds of handouts and videos designed specifically for Veterans. You will have the information you need to understand a diagnosis, make treatment decisions, better understand medications and manage your health.
  •  
  • Parkinson’s Disease : Telephone support group, education videos, many handouts and checklists for day to day management of Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/patients.asp
  • Learn more about kidney disease: Try out this
    new VA on-line learning clinic to discover more
    about kidney disease! Learn more about what your
    kidneys do, lab tests, medications, nutrition and treatment options!      http://ckd.vacloud.us/
  •  
  • Anger Management: Practical skills and tools to manage anger and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.  www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims
     
  • Problem Solving: Self-Help resources to help with problem solving. Includes relaxation tips.  www.startmovingforward.org
  •  
  • AboutFace: AboutFace is dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and their family members. Get advice from VA clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/
  •  
  • After Deployment: Helpful tips and resources for every aspect of life once you return home. Great website, check it out! http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/
     
 
 
 
Monday, Jan 7, 2019
Quit Tobacco
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (MST)
Location: Statewide
 
Get help QUITTING Tobacco: Statewide
VA Montana resource to help guide Veterans through the quitting process and link Veterans with resources to help you quit tobacco.
Contact:  Megan (406)447-6822
 
Quit Tobacco Class:  FORT Harrison
Quitting tobacco can be difficult.  Learn skills to help you kick the habit and find support from others trying to quit. Offered on Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact:  MEgan (406) 447-6822
 
Quit VET: National Hotline
A national telephone tobacco cessation quitline for Veterans who receive VA health care.  Quitline counselors provide: individualized counseling, help to develop a quit plan, strategies to prevent relapse, and follow-up with calls to help you stay quit. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm (MT)
Contact: 1-855-QUIT-VET or 1-855-784-8838
 
Smokefree Vet: National Service
Text messaging program to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips.  Sign up by texting VET to 47848 or text “URGE”, “STRESS”, or “SMOKED” anytime to 47848 without signing up.
 
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
Manage Diabetes
 
Location: Statewide
 
We have certified diabetes educators to help you learn how to better manage diabetes! Ask your PACT how to set up a visit! Or you can call (406) 447-7366 to make an appointment.
 
Ask your healhcare Team about the Diabetes Blue Folder. This folder provides helpful information you need to understand and manage diabetes.
Contact: Your PACT
 
Getting Started with Diabetes- Missoula
Learn the basics about diabetes and how to take care of this condition. Meets first Thursday of each month at 3pm.
Contact:  (406) 493-3771
 
Diabetes Your Way (DYW) - Fort Harrison, Missoula, Great Falls
This six week class series is for any Veteran who wants to learn how to best manage their condition. DYW is highly recommended for any Veteran who has diabetes.
Contact: Fort Harrison: Katie (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula: Heather (406) 493-3771
                  Great Falls: Kristal (406) 791-3217
 
 
Interested in learning about Type 2 diabetes at home?
Ask for a copy of the Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care!
Review the entire video or individual chapters as often as needed to make sure you are on track with your diabetes management.
Contact: Your PACT
 
 
Sleep Study Orientation
 
Location: At Fort Harrison and at your closest VA CBOC via Telehealth
 
This class may be recommended before having a sleep study and can be done over telehealth.  This one hour class is offered weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance and require a referral from your primary care provider.
Contact: (406) 447-7443
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
Living Life Well
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, Kalispell VA CBOC and in your local community
 
Living life well-Fort Harrison, Kalispell
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try out this six week workshop focused on improving how you cope with ongoing health conditions and get to living life again!
This same great class is offered in the community near you.
 
For more information call:
Fort Harrison- (406) 447-6052
Kalispell-(406) 758-2782 or 758-2768
 
Or for classes in your community, check out this link!
 
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
 
Location: Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain- Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
Learn practical skills to help you reduce pain, increase activity level, and improve quality of life. CBT helps Veterans look at how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected with chronic pain. Twelve week class.
Contact: Fort Harrison (406)447-6000
                        Kalispell (406) 758-2782
                   Missoula (406) 493-3800
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Friday, Jan 11, 2019
Down with High Blood Pressure
 
 
Down with High Blood Pressure Class: Fort Harrison, Missoula
Take control of your blood pressure and learn lifestyle changes that you can make to lower your blood pressure. 
Contact: Fort Harrison (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula (406) 493-3754
 
Or ask for a Down with High Blood Pressure Home Study Binder and DVD....you can learn from home!
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
Learn in the Comfort of Your Home!
 
Location: Statewide
 
Learn in the comfort of your own home
 
Ask your PACT (health care team) about the following resources:
 
DVDS:
  • Living Better With Heart Failure
  • Down With High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills For Self-Care
  • Fit for Life
  • Strength Training
 
Booklets:
  • Living Well With COPD
  • Blue Diabetes Folder
  • Living Well With Heart Failure
  • Improving Sleep One “Z” at a Time
Websites:
 
  • Veterans Health Library:  www.veteranshealthlibrary.org
  • Free access to hundreds of handouts and videos designed specifically for Veterans. You will have the information you need to understand a diagnosis, make treatment decisions, better understand medications and manage your health.
  •  
  • Parkinson’s Disease : Telephone support group, education videos, many handouts and checklists for day to day management of Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/patients.asp
  • Learn more about kidney disease: Try out this
    new VA on-line learning clinic to discover more
    about kidney disease! Learn more about what your
    kidneys do, lab tests, medications, nutrition and treatment options!      http://ckd.vacloud.us/
  •  
  • Anger Management: Practical skills and tools to manage anger and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.  www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims
     
  • Problem Solving: Self-Help resources to help with problem solving. Includes relaxation tips.  www.startmovingforward.org
  •  
  • AboutFace: AboutFace is dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and their family members. Get advice from VA clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/
  •  
  • After Deployment: Helpful tips and resources for every aspect of life once you return home. Great website, check it out! http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/
     
 
 
 
Monday, Jan 14, 2019
Quit Tobacco
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (MST)
Location: Statewide
 
Get help QUITTING Tobacco: Statewide
VA Montana resource to help guide Veterans through the quitting process and link Veterans with resources to help you quit tobacco.
Contact:  Megan (406)447-6822
 
Quit Tobacco Class:  FORT Harrison
Quitting tobacco can be difficult.  Learn skills to help you kick the habit and find support from others trying to quit. Offered on Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact:  MEgan (406) 447-6822
 
Quit VET: National Hotline
A national telephone tobacco cessation quitline for Veterans who receive VA health care.  Quitline counselors provide: individualized counseling, help to develop a quit plan, strategies to prevent relapse, and follow-up with calls to help you stay quit. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm (MT)
Contact: 1-855-QUIT-VET or 1-855-784-8838
 
Smokefree Vet: National Service
Text messaging program to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips.  Sign up by texting VET to 47848 or text “URGE”, “STRESS”, or “SMOKED” anytime to 47848 without signing up.
 
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
Manage Diabetes
 
Location: Statewide
 
We have certified diabetes educators to help you learn how to better manage diabetes! Ask your PACT how to set up a visit! Or you can call (406) 447-7366 to make an appointment.
 
Ask your healhcare Team about the Diabetes Blue Folder. This folder provides helpful information you need to understand and manage diabetes.
Contact: Your PACT
 
Getting Started with Diabetes- Missoula
Learn the basics about diabetes and how to take care of this condition. Meets first Thursday of each month at 3pm.
Contact:  (406) 493-3771
 
Diabetes Your Way (DYW) - Fort Harrison, Missoula, Great Falls
This six week class series is for any Veteran who wants to learn how to best manage their condition. DYW is highly recommended for any Veteran who has diabetes.
Contact: Fort Harrison: Katie (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula: Heather (406) 493-3771
                  Great Falls: Kristal (406) 791-3217
 
 
Interested in learning about Type 2 diabetes at home?
Ask for a copy of the Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care!
Review the entire video or individual chapters as often as needed to make sure you are on track with your diabetes management.
Contact: Your PACT
 
 
Sleep Study Orientation
 
Location: At Fort Harrison and at your closest VA CBOC via Telehealth
 
This class may be recommended before having a sleep study and can be done over telehealth.  This one hour class is offered weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance and require a referral from your primary care provider.
Contact: (406) 447-7443
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019
Living Life Well
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, Kalispell VA CBOC and in your local community
 
Living life well-Fort Harrison, Kalispell
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try out this six week workshop focused on improving how you cope with ongoing health conditions and get to living life again!
This same great class is offered in the community near you.
 
For more information call:
Fort Harrison- (406) 447-6052
Kalispell-(406) 758-2782 or 758-2768
 
Or for classes in your community, check out this link!
 
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
 
Location: Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain- Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
Learn practical skills to help you reduce pain, increase activity level, and improve quality of life. CBT helps Veterans look at how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected with chronic pain. Twelve week class.
Contact: Fort Harrison (406)447-6000
                        Kalispell (406) 758-2782
                   Missoula (406) 493-3800
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Down with High Blood Pressure
 
 
Down with High Blood Pressure Class: Fort Harrison, Missoula
Take control of your blood pressure and learn lifestyle changes that you can make to lower your blood pressure. 
Contact: Fort Harrison (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula (406) 493-3754
 
Or ask for a Down with High Blood Pressure Home Study Binder and DVD....you can learn from home!
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Learn in the Comfort of Your Home!
 
Location: Statewide
 
Learn in the comfort of your own home
 
Ask your PACT (health care team) about the following resources:
 
DVDS:
  • Living Better With Heart Failure
  • Down With High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills For Self-Care
  • Fit for Life
  • Strength Training
 
Booklets:
  • Living Well With COPD
  • Blue Diabetes Folder
  • Living Well With Heart Failure
  • Improving Sleep One “Z” at a Time
Websites:
 
  • Veterans Health Library:  www.veteranshealthlibrary.org
  • Free access to hundreds of handouts and videos designed specifically for Veterans. You will have the information you need to understand a diagnosis, make treatment decisions, better understand medications and manage your health.
  •  
  • Parkinson’s Disease : Telephone support group, education videos, many handouts and checklists for day to day management of Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/patients.asp
  • Learn more about kidney disease: Try out this
    new VA on-line learning clinic to discover more
    about kidney disease! Learn more about what your
    kidneys do, lab tests, medications, nutrition and treatment options!      http://ckd.vacloud.us/
  •  
  • Anger Management: Practical skills and tools to manage anger and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.  www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims
     
  • Problem Solving: Self-Help resources to help with problem solving. Includes relaxation tips.  www.startmovingforward.org
  •  
  • AboutFace: AboutFace is dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and their family members. Get advice from VA clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/
  •  
  • After Deployment: Helpful tips and resources for every aspect of life once you return home. Great website, check it out! http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/
     
 
 
 
Monday, Jan 21, 2019
Quit Tobacco
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (MST)
Location: Statewide
 
Get help QUITTING Tobacco: Statewide
VA Montana resource to help guide Veterans through the quitting process and link Veterans with resources to help you quit tobacco.
Contact:  Megan (406)447-6822
 
Quit Tobacco Class:  FORT Harrison
Quitting tobacco can be difficult.  Learn skills to help you kick the habit and find support from others trying to quit. Offered on Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact:  MEgan (406) 447-6822
 
Quit VET: National Hotline
A national telephone tobacco cessation quitline for Veterans who receive VA health care.  Quitline counselors provide: individualized counseling, help to develop a quit plan, strategies to prevent relapse, and follow-up with calls to help you stay quit. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm (MT)
Contact: 1-855-QUIT-VET or 1-855-784-8838
 
Smokefree Vet: National Service
Text messaging program to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips.  Sign up by texting VET to 47848 or text “URGE”, “STRESS”, or “SMOKED” anytime to 47848 without signing up.
 
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
Manage Diabetes
 
Location: Statewide
 
We have certified diabetes educators to help you learn how to better manage diabetes! Ask your PACT how to set up a visit! Or you can call (406) 447-7366 to make an appointment.
 
Ask your healhcare Team about the Diabetes Blue Folder. This folder provides helpful information you need to understand and manage diabetes.
Contact: Your PACT
 
Getting Started with Diabetes- Missoula
Learn the basics about diabetes and how to take care of this condition. Meets first Thursday of each month at 3pm.
Contact:  (406) 493-3771
 
Diabetes Your Way (DYW) - Fort Harrison, Missoula, Great Falls
This six week class series is for any Veteran who wants to learn how to best manage their condition. DYW is highly recommended for any Veteran who has diabetes.
Contact: Fort Harrison: Katie (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula: Heather (406) 493-3771
                  Great Falls: Kristal (406) 791-3217
 
 
Interested in learning about Type 2 diabetes at home?
Ask for a copy of the Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care!
Review the entire video or individual chapters as often as needed to make sure you are on track with your diabetes management.
Contact: Your PACT
 
 
Sleep Study Orientation
 
Location: At Fort Harrison and at your closest VA CBOC via Telehealth
 
This class may be recommended before having a sleep study and can be done over telehealth.  This one hour class is offered weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance and require a referral from your primary care provider.
Contact: (406) 447-7443
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Living Life Well
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, Kalispell VA CBOC and in your local community
 
Living life well-Fort Harrison, Kalispell
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try out this six week workshop focused on improving how you cope with ongoing health conditions and get to living life again!
This same great class is offered in the community near you.
 
For more information call:
Fort Harrison- (406) 447-6052
Kalispell-(406) 758-2782 or 758-2768
 
Or for classes in your community, check out this link!
 
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
 
Location: Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain- Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
Learn practical skills to help you reduce pain, increase activity level, and improve quality of life. CBT helps Veterans look at how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected with chronic pain. Twelve week class.
Contact: Fort Harrison (406)447-6000
                        Kalispell (406) 758-2782
                   Missoula (406) 493-3800
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Friday, Jan 25, 2019
Down with High Blood Pressure
 
 
Down with High Blood Pressure Class: Fort Harrison, Missoula
Take control of your blood pressure and learn lifestyle changes that you can make to lower your blood pressure. 
Contact: Fort Harrison (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula (406) 493-3754
 
Or ask for a Down with High Blood Pressure Home Study Binder and DVD....you can learn from home!
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
 
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Learn in the Comfort of Your Home!
 
Location: Statewide
 
Learn in the comfort of your own home
 
Ask your PACT (health care team) about the following resources:
 
DVDS:
  • Living Better With Heart Failure
  • Down With High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills For Self-Care
  • Fit for Life
  • Strength Training
 
Booklets:
  • Living Well With COPD
  • Blue Diabetes Folder
  • Living Well With Heart Failure
  • Improving Sleep One “Z” at a Time
Websites:
 
  • Veterans Health Library:  www.veteranshealthlibrary.org
  • Free access to hundreds of handouts and videos designed specifically for Veterans. You will have the information you need to understand a diagnosis, make treatment decisions, better understand medications and manage your health.
  •  
  • Parkinson’s Disease : Telephone support group, education videos, many handouts and checklists for day to day management of Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/patients.asp
  • Learn more about kidney disease: Try out this
    new VA on-line learning clinic to discover more
    about kidney disease! Learn more about what your
    kidneys do, lab tests, medications, nutrition and treatment options!      http://ckd.vacloud.us/
  •  
  • Anger Management: Practical skills and tools to manage anger and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.  www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims
     
  • Problem Solving: Self-Help resources to help with problem solving. Includes relaxation tips.  www.startmovingforward.org
  •  
  • AboutFace: AboutFace is dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and their family members. Get advice from VA clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/
  •  
  • After Deployment: Helpful tips and resources for every aspect of life once you return home. Great website, check it out! http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/
     
 
 
 
Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Quit Tobacco
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (MST)
Location: Statewide
 
Get help QUITTING Tobacco: Statewide
VA Montana resource to help guide Veterans through the quitting process and link Veterans with resources to help you quit tobacco.
Contact:  Megan (406)447-6822
 
Quit Tobacco Class:  FORT Harrison
Quitting tobacco can be difficult.  Learn skills to help you kick the habit and find support from others trying to quit. Offered on Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Contact:  MEgan (406) 447-6822
 
Quit VET: National Hotline
A national telephone tobacco cessation quitline for Veterans who receive VA health care.  Quitline counselors provide: individualized counseling, help to develop a quit plan, strategies to prevent relapse, and follow-up with calls to help you stay quit. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm (MT)
Contact: 1-855-QUIT-VET or 1-855-784-8838
 
Smokefree Vet: National Service
Text messaging program to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips.  Sign up by texting VET to 47848 or text “URGE”, “STRESS”, or “SMOKED” anytime to 47848 without signing up.
 
 
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337
 
Manage Diabetes
 
Location: Statewide
 
We have certified diabetes educators to help you learn how to better manage diabetes! Ask your PACT how to set up a visit! Or you can call (406) 447-7366 to make an appointment.
 
Ask your healhcare Team about the Diabetes Blue Folder. This folder provides helpful information you need to understand and manage diabetes.
Contact: Your PACT
 
Getting Started with Diabetes- Missoula
Learn the basics about diabetes and how to take care of this condition. Meets first Thursday of each month at 3pm.
Contact:  (406) 493-3771
 
Diabetes Your Way (DYW) - Fort Harrison, Missoula, Great Falls
This six week class series is for any Veteran who wants to learn how to best manage their condition. DYW is highly recommended for any Veteran who has diabetes.
Contact: Fort Harrison: Katie (406) 447-7016
                  Missoula: Heather (406) 493-3771
                  Great Falls: Kristal (406) 791-3217
 
 
Interested in learning about Type 2 diabetes at home?
Ask for a copy of the Type 2 Diabetes Home Video Guide: Skills for Self-Care!
Review the entire video or individual chapters as often as needed to make sure you are on track with your diabetes management.
Contact: Your PACT
 
 
Sleep Study Orientation
 
Location: At Fort Harrison and at your closest VA CBOC via Telehealth
 
This class may be recommended before having a sleep study and can be done over telehealth.  This one hour class is offered weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance and require a referral from your primary care provider.
Contact: (406) 447-7443
 
 
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
Living Life Well
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, Kalispell VA CBOC and in your local community
 
Living life well-Fort Harrison, Kalispell
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try out this six week workshop focused on improving how you cope with ongoing health conditions and get to living life again!
This same great class is offered in the community near you.
 
For more information call:
Fort Harrison- (406) 447-6052
Kalispell-(406) 758-2782 or 758-2768
 
Or for classes in your community, check out this link!
 
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
 
Location: Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain- Fort Harrison, Kalispell, Missoula
Learn practical skills to help you reduce pain, increase activity level, and improve quality of life. CBT helps Veterans look at how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected with chronic pain. Twelve week class.
Contact: Fort Harrison (406)447-6000
                        Kalispell (406) 758-2782
                   Missoula (406) 493-3800
 
 
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Free Weight Loss Program - MOVE!
 
Location: At Fort Harrison, and your closest VA CBOC
 
MOVE! Program:  StateWide
A weight loss program for Veterans that encourages healthy lifestyle changes through goals you set. You may choose among weekly and monthly support groups, one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, a Licensed Professional Counselor, or a Nurse, telephone support, and/or online and printed resources. Participants in the program at Fort Harrison may also participate in exercise and yoga classes. Participants in Miles City may participate in an exercise class.
Contact the MOVE! Office: (406) 447-7337