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NCP Highlights Report

This annual publication summarizes the activities of the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

The 2018 NCP Highlights are now available.


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Spotlight on Health: December 2019

 

Manage Stress

Feeling stressed? It's commonplace. Consider checking out some of these simple options for managing your stress.


All Monthly Prevention Topics include patient handouts to download and useful websites. Many of the topics correlate with the National Health Observances. You can have the handouts available in waiting rooms, health fairs and other educational forums.

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  • November 2019: Be Tobacco Free Thinking about quitting? We can help. Quitting tobacco is the number one step to take to improve your health.
  • October 2019: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests New cancer cases can be reduced and many cancer deaths can be prevented. Studies show that screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer helps find these diseases at an early, often highly treatable stage. Find out more about cancer screening tests.
  • September 2019: Be Safe Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing in the United States. STIs are spread by having sex with someone who has a STI. By learning more about STIs you can learn how to protect yourself and others.
  • August 2019: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests Recommendations for preventive services depend on your age, gender, health status, and family history. Find out which immunizations are recommended for you.
  • July 2019: Be Involved in Your Health Care: Ask About Low Blood Sugars It is important for patients who have diabetes to talk with their health care provider about selecting a safe and effective blood glucose target range that is based on their own goals, priorities and lifestyles.
  • June 2019: Be Safe: Prevent Falls Identifying fall hazards and deciding how best to protect yourself is the first step in reducing or eliminating an injury from a fall. Physical activity and improving your balance can also help you decrease your risk of falling.
  • May 2019: Be Physically Active Being active can help you feel better right away by reducing stress and improving mood, focus and sleep. Take the first step, get a little more active each day, your way.
  • April 2019: Limit Alcohol Are you thinking about your drinking? Developing or maintaining healthy, moderate drinking habits can help you live a healthier life. Making informed choices about alcohol use can help you reduce risk of numerous problems and improve your overall health. There are many resources to help you successfully limit alcohol if that is something you are considering.
  • March 2019: Eat Wisely Developing or maintaining healthy eating habits can help you live a healthier life. Making informed food choices along with being physically active will help you attain and maintain a healthy weight which can reduce your risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.
  • February 2019: Strive for a Healthy Weight It's your MOVE! Start 2019 off right with strategies to help you reach your weight goals. There is no better time than today to make your plan for improving your nutrition and increasing your physical activity! Setting new goals to attain and help maintain a healthy weight can reduce your risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.