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National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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For Veterans and the Public

This Web site provides healthcare resources for Veterans and the public. On the site, you will find information to use to stay healthy. Links to other VA program offices and programs are also provided.

Healthy Living Message Handouts
Each Healthy Living message may be downloaded to share with others. The messages contain information that is important for living a healthy life.

HealtheLiving Assessment (HLA) Resources

Partnership for Health
A series of brochures for Veterans and the public was developed by NCP and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The brochures cover selected heart disease recommendations. Each topic has a list of questions that you can ask your health care provider.

Other Veteran brochures

Office of Public Health
This site includes information for Veterans and health care clinicians for Infection: Don't Pass it On (IDPIO) Campaign, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation.

Women Veterans Health Care
This site contains information about the health care and other needs of eligible women Veterans.

VA National Center for PTSD
Information for Veterans and their families, including fact sheets, videos, and more to help answer your questions about PTSD and related issues.

Federal Government Resources

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2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines provides science-based guidance to help Americans ages 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)
The 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans offers a science-based roadmap to help people make changes in eating to improve health. The DGA include recommendations for the general population and for specific groups, such as pregnant women. The guidelines encourage people to eat more of some foods and nutrients and less of others. They place stronger emphasis on increasing physical activity and reducing calories consumed.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ offers the latest evidence-based information for improving your health.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
USPSTF is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention. It reviews the latest scientific research and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Safety & Wellness Home Page
Find information and resources on eating right, physical activity, routine health screenings, and more.

Health.gov
Health.gov is a gateway to the Web sites of a number of health activities of the HHS and other Federal agencies.

National Women's Health Information Center of the Office on Women's Health (OWH)
OWH is part of the HHS and works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.

CDC's Healthy Living Home Page
A variety of topics on healthy living throughout your life.