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2020 Highlights Cover

NCP Highlights Report

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

The 2020 NCP Highlights are now available.

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Be Physically Active May 2021



Are you getting the recommended amount
of physical activity each week?

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.

Upcoming Editions

Past Editions

  • April 2021: Limit Alcohol  
  • March 2021: Sleep Well  
  • February 2021: Strive for a Healthy Weight. Losing even a little can help Learn more here about ways to do so.
  • January 2021: Be Involved in Your Health Care It is more important than ever to begin taking an active role in your health. Learn more hereabout ways to do so.
  • December 2020: Manage Stress The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels for everyone.. Learn more here about specific techniques you can use to manage stress more effectively.
  • November 2020: Be Tobacco Free Thinking about quitting? We can help. Quitting tobacco is the number one step to take to improve your health. Learn more here.
  • October 2020: Get Recommended Screenings Stay up-to-date on your preventive health care needs (including breast cancer screening) Learn more here.
  • September 2020 Be Safe: Prevent STIs. Learn more about the actions you can take to protect yourself against the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)here.
  • August 2020: Get Recommended Immunizations Don’t forget your annual flu shot. Talk with your provider and Learn more here.
  • July 2020: Ask About Low Blood Sugars Prevent episodes of low blood sugar to manage diabetes. Learn more here.
  • June 2020: Be Safe: Prevent Falls Older adults can be at higher risk of falling, learn more here about how to prevent falls.
  • May 2020: Be Physically Active Be Physically Active to take care of yourself and your health. Learn more here.
  • April 2020: Limit Alcohol If you choose to drink alcohol, drink in moderation and avoid "binge drinking." Learn more here
  • March 2020: Eat Wisely Follow some of these tips to eat wisely and improve your overall health and well-being.