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HealthPOWER Prevention News Fall 2011

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Theme:  Making Change Happen 

Butterfly transforming 

 

Table of Contents

From the Editor—It's not time to dust off the rakes just yet, but autumn is starting to happen here in Durham. Read more...

From the Chief Consultant—Making Change Happen—In their recent New York Times best-seller, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, authors Chip and Dan Heath tell the story of one man's amazing success in decreasing malnutrition among children in Vietnam. Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

Transformation in Practice: Innovative Partnership Helps Veterans Walk With EaseSM and MOVE!® Marcia Mullis, HPDP Program Manager for the Bay Pines (Florida) VA Health Care system (VAHCS), knows the statistics all too well. Read more...

FALL SHOWCASE ARTICLES

Preventive Care Program Reports Successes —Already! HBCs at the Forefront of Patient-Aligned Care—Dr. Michael Goldstein, Associate Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine, and Dr. Peg Dundon, National Program Manager for Health Behavior, attended the meeting as leaders of NCP's ongoing efforts to integrate prevention and health behavior change in VHA's primary care services. Read more...

NCP Extends Outreach at Recent VA Small Business Conference—Veterans Get Practical Experience with the Nine Healthy Living Messages—In August, New Orleans hosted the VA's annual National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo, the largest nationwide conference of its kind. Read more...

What They're Saying About: TEACHRead more...

Disabled Veterans Get Healthy and Active at National TEE Tournament—When over 250 visually impaired and disabled Veterans traveled from over 30 states to Iowa to participate in the National Veterans TEE (Training, Exposure, and Experience) Tournament in September, VISN 23's HPDP prevention team was there to spread the word...and the sunscreen. Read more...

RESOURCES

Online Tobacco Cessation Resources Available to Clinicians and Veterans—The prevalence of smoking in American adults has decreased dramatically since the peak tobacco use of the 1960's, yet recent U.S. smoking rates have reached an apparent plateau in which year-to-year changes have been small and inconsistent. Read more...

The Veterans Health Library—Information That Veterans and Clinicians Can TrustVeterans will soon get an empowering new tool to take charge of their health and health care: the Veterans Health Library (VHL). Read more...

Immunization Awareness Month—You can't stop time but you can stop some serious diseases before they ever start. Read more...

NEWS UPDATESRead more...

STAFF UPDATESRead more...

MOVE!® SUCCESS STORYRead more...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS