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HealthPOWER Prevention News Summer 2011

Theme:  Creating Conversations 

Two young kids whispering 

 

Table of Contents

From the Editor—It often seems that making friends and starting conversations comes to children so much more easily than to adults.  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

Launching a Communications Campaign:  Creating Conversations— One facility HPDP Program goal is to launch a communication campaign around the nine Healthy Living messages.  Read more...

SUMMER SHOWCASE ARTICLES

Motivational Interviewing—Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one of two sets of patient-centered communication skills that NCP has featured in the Prevention Program (one of several New Models of Health Care Transformational Initiatives that the VHA launched in 2010).  Read more...

Motivational Interviewing Q's and A's with Dr. Dundon—Dr. Peg Dundon is the National Program Manager for Health Behavior at NCP.  Recently, she offered her experiences with Motivational Interviewing.  Read more...

MOVE! Evaluation Update—Additional findings from the National Center for  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention's (NCP) ongoing evaluation of the MOVE! Weight Management for Veterans were provided during April 2011's National MOVE! VISN and Facility Coordinators Conference Call.  Read more...

HEALTH PROMOTION UPDATES

Top 10 Cancers Among Men—Men can reduce their risk for some of the most common cancers by avoiding smoking and receiving regular colorectal cancer screening tests starting at age 50.  Read more...

Real Men Go To The Doctor—A 2009 report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that U.S. men were 80% less likely than women to have an usual source of health care.  Read more...

Promoting Healthy Living at the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic—This year, the VA and the Disabled American Veterans (with private and public support) cosponsored the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (WSC) in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  Read more...

Release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy—On June 16, members of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, including Department of Health and Human Services, announced the release of the National  Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy.  Read more...

WIN with MOVEmployee! Resource Manual—We are now pleased to announce that the WIN with MOVEmployee! Resource Manual is now posted on the MOVE! website.  Read more...

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Launches New  Pilot Electronic Health Record  (EHR) Training Website— The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Office of Health Information (OHI), and the Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) are pleased to announce the launch of the pilot web-based project MyVeHU Campus (MVC).  Read more...

CDC Announces New Health Literacy Web Site—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites you to visit Health Literacy:  Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All, the agency's new health literacy Web site.  Read more...

New Talent Management System (TMS) Courses Available for VHA Staff and LeadershipRead more...

Preventive Medicine Resident Christine DeLong JonesRead more...

Monthly Prevention TopicsRead more...

Book SummariesRead more...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS