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HealthPOWER Prevention News Spring 2011

 

Theme:   Patient-Centered Care 

Patient-Centered Care 

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From the Editor—Spring is here!  Can you believe how fast time is flying? Read more...

From the Chief Consultant—The Value Argument for Prevention and Patient-Centered Care—For the past year or more, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has been investing heavily in “transformation” – transforming the way we engage with our Veteran patients and provide health care for them all across the board, from preventive and primary care to specialty and mental health care to long-term and end-of-life care. Read more...

(Feature Article) VA’s New Office of Patient Centered Care Represents an Ongoing Commitment to Transform VA’s Healthcare Culture—To underscore its commitment to provide Veterans with world-class health care that is patient-centered and evidence-based, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.  Read more...

Communication Skills Training for Patient Aligned Care Teams —Spring 2011—The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) began implementing the patient-centered medical home model now known as PACT (Patient Aligned Care Teams) in the beginning of FY 10. Read more...

Tools and Resources for HPDP Communications—In the Winter 2010 edition of HealthPOWER!, we discussed the nine healthy living messages and included suggestions for discussing theses messages with patients. NCP has developed tools to assist clinical staff in communicating the healthy living messages to Veterans. Read more...

“Eat Wisely” and “Be Physically Active” Healthy Living Messages: Development of Optional Clinical Reminders—Do you feel confident assisting Veterans in setting goals to eat a healthier diet or to become more physically active? Do you have a system in place in your clinic to provide Veterans with the follow-up support they need after setting healthy living goals? This article describes the development of optional clinical reminders to support these processes of care. Read more...

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans—March is National Nutrition Month®! What a great time to focus on making healthy food choices. It is also the perfect time to take note of the newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Read more...

Veteran Thought he Needed Bariatric Surgery, but Loses 225 Pounds Through MOVE!—Four years ago, Ernie Lohmann asked his team at the Sarasota CBOC of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to have bariatric surgery. Read more...

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of MOVE!—On March 26, 2006, Dr. Jonathan Perlin signed the MOVE! Handbook formally launching the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans (MOVE!) in the Veterans Health Administration. Through hard work and dedication of staff around the country, MOVE! has become the largest weight management program offered by an integrated health care system.  Read more...

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