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HealthPOWER Prevention News Spring 2010

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Theme: TRANSFORMING VA HEALTH CARE

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From the Chief Consultant — Change is coming to the Veterans Health Administration! As noted in the Winter 2009 issue of HealthPOWER! Prevention News, VHA is launching a major new effort to transform the way we provide health care to our nation's Veterans. Read more... 

Feature Article: The Patient Centered Medical Home Model — Jane, a 47 year old diabetic on insulin, demobilized a few months ago and attended a new patient orientation at her local Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Read more... 

Developing a Facility Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program — According to VHA Handbook 1120.02, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Core Program Requirements, a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) program is required in each facility. Read more... 

Integration of the VHA Preventive Care Program into the Patient-Centered Medical Home — The VHA Preventive Care Program is designed to work closely with the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative to provide financial resources, training, and support for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention activities within the PCMH. Read more... 

Training for Preventive Care: An Ambitious Plan — Changing one's health behavior is difficult. For example, smokers who are trying to quit often make numerous attempts before succeeding. Read more... 

Health Risk Assessment: A New Tool for VA — Health risk assessments (HRAs) are tools that 1) systematically collect information from patients through the use of a structured questionnaire, tailored to each user as it is completed, and 2) provide information back to patients about the status of their health, with recommended steps to improve health. Read more...

The Veterans Health Library — Through the VHA Preventive Care Program, the Office of Veterans Health Education and Information (VHEI) plans to develop a Veterans Health Library. The Library will support VHA's transformation to Veteran-centered care in several ways. Read more... 

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