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HealthPOWER Prevention News Summer 2010

Theme: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Metamorphosis 

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From the Chief Consultant—IPT: A Short-Cut Name for Long-Term Results—The world of health care is full of abbreviations and short-cuts for the longer names of lab tests, procedures, medications, diseases, and many other things that we use every day. Read more... 

(Feature Article) Nursing and Prevention: A New Transformation Partnership—In the past year, VA has taken a historic next step in redefining care through adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. Read more... 

VHA's Patient-Centered Medical Home News for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Nurses: 10 Things You Can Collaborate on NowRead more... 

Delivering HPDP Services Within PCMH—VHA already has a proven record of delivering many health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) services to Veterans at a rate higher than that of people not getting care through the VA. Read more... 

Health Behavior Change Training: A Quantum Leap for Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home—The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in the VHA brings with it an emphasis on helping Veterans improve their health behavior in areas such as tobacco use, physical activity, diet, weight, stress, and alcohol intake. Read more... 

NCP/VHEI Supporting PCMH Via Education—Continuing education contributes to VHA's transformation to Patient-Centered Care and the Medical Home. Read more... 

The Facility Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Committee: Supporting Integration of HPDP into Clinical Care—The stated vision of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Preventive Care Program is that "the Veteran will experience health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) clinical interventions that are seamlessly integrated across the continuum of their health care and are delivered in a variety of modalities matched to the Veteran's needs and preferences. Read more... 

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