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This site is sponsored by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) to help Veterans stay "well and well-informed."

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Health care resources for Veterans and the public are located on this page. You will find information for use to stay healthy. Links to other VA program offices and programs are also provided.

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Health care resources for clinicians and others in health care are located on this page. You will find information for use in your practice and corresponding information for Veterans and the public. Links to other VA program offices and programs are also provided.

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Newsletters and ReportsPublications

HealthPOWER! is an award winning, quarterly publication from the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, highlighting health promotion and disease prevention activities in VA.

NCP Highlights is an annual publication that summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Read the latest versions of these publications.

VHA Prevention Policies and Guidelines:  For more information on these and other VHA publications, visit the VHA Forms, Publications & Records Management website.

 

Monthly Prevention Topic (April) - Limit Alcohol:

Alcohol use is very common in the United States. Drinking alcohol has immediate effects that can increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. Excessive alcohol use, either in the form of heavy drinking (drinking more than two drinks per day on average for men or more than one drink per day on average for women), or binge drinking (drinking 5 or more drinks during a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks during a single occasion for women and adults over age 65), can lead to increased risk of health problems such as liver disease or unintentional injuries. Excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for people in the United States each year.

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