National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Be Safe - STIs
STIs are increasing in the US. STIs are spread by having sex with someone who has a STI. Learn how to protect yourself and others.
Going Mobile with MOVE! Coach
There's a new way that Veterans can participate in VA's MOVE!® Weight Management Program.
MOVE! Success Story
Read J.C.'s incredible story.
This site is sponsored by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) to help Veterans stay "well and well-informed."
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.
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.
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.
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Cancer Screening Videos
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a general internist at the White River Junction VAMC and professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research, has produced several short videos that explain how the screening process works. These videos address lead time and overdiagnosis bias, as well as several topics related to cancer screening:
- Lead time Bias
- Overdiagnosis bias
- Cancer Screening I—Benefits and Harms
- Cancer Screening II—False Positive Results
- Cancer Screening III – Overdiagnosis
- Cancer Screening IV—Overdiagnosis (longterm RCT followup)
Dr. Welch’s research focuses on the problems created by medicine's efforts to detect disease early—namely, that physicians test too often, treat too aggressively, and tell too many people that they’re sick. Most of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening, in particular for melanoma, cervical, breast, and prostate cancer. He is also the author of the books Should I be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, and most recently, Less Medicine, More Health. Seven Assumptions that Drive Too Much Medical Care.