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HealthPOWER! Prevention News Fall 2013

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From the Editor—The results of our August survey of HealthPOWER! readers are in, and they are great. Almost 200 respondents from across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) agreed that the newsletter was a valuable clinical and program resource.  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

Saving Lives, One Pound at a Time: VA Central Western Massachusetts HCS MOVE!® Team and HBC Win Local Awards— The Federal Executive Association of Western Massachusetts recently honored staff from the VA Central Western Massachusetts HCS with both team and individual awards at its 2013 Annual Excellence in Government Awards ceremony.  Read more...

FALL SHOWCASE ARTICLES

Better Meals, Better Health: Cook Smart, Eat Smart Program Successfully Links Veterans to Community Resources at the Central Arkansas Veterans HCS— HPDP Program Manager Nora Baltz discusses how the Central Arkansas Veterans HCS (CAVHS) Cook Smart, Eat Smart Program is giving Veterans the community resources, culinary skills, and newfound confidence to improve their diet and well-being.  Read more...

An Excellent Product: Dr. Kathryn Corrigan Discusses the Value and Potential of the Veterans Health Library—When Dr. Kathryn Corrigan saw the NCP's recent PowerPoint presentation on the recently launched VHL, she was impressed and intrigued.  Read more...

VA Gulf Coast HCS Takes a Multi-Partner, Multi-Media Approach to HPDP—HPDP Program Manager Laura Pistey believes that to effectively promote healthy living, you have to make it timely and relevant. So she did some epidemiological homework to help enhance the value and impact of the September HL message, Be Safe. Read more...

Major Milestone: MOVE!® Weight Management Program Treats 500,001th Patient—NCP's National MOVE!® team discusses how over a half million Veterans have benefited from this weight self-management program, and how the program is being continually enhanced to improve patients' experiences. Read more...

Clinical Reminders Recently Released for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening—Several recently released CPRS Clinical Reminders will help clinicians continue to provide women Veterans with the most up-to-date preventive care, according to Terri Murphy, NCP's National Program Manager for Prevention Policy. Read more...

Preliminary Data Show the Value of MI Training at the Salem VAMC—According to former HBC Dr. Sarah Hartley, MI training has had a number of benefits for clinicians and Veterans at the Salem (VA) VAMC. Read more...

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SUCCESS STORIES

"The Best Thing I Ever Did": Veteran John Sarris Gets the Coaching and Positive Reinforcement Needed to Lose 30 Pounds— Read more...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS