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HealthPOWER! Prevention News Fall 2014

 

Hay Field - Fall 2014

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From the Editor—You’re probably familiar with the epic migration that some North American monarch butterfly populations make each autumn to reach the distant sites where they overwinter and breed en masse. Flying at speeds no greater than 25 miles per hour, successive generations of these butterflies collectively travel up to 4,500 miles to get to and from the humid, warm ancestral habitats located in Mexico and coastal Southern California.  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

Setting Goals, Surpassing Goals: Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital (Bedford VAMC) Massachusetts MOVE!® Program Takes Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Increase Eligible Veterans — When MOVE!® Program Coordinator Joanne Maddock at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital (Bedford VAMC) and her team set a goal of increasing the number of eligible Veterans in the MOVE!® program by 25%, they knew it would take a multi-faceted approach to achieve success.  Read more... 

FALL SHOWCASE ARTICLES

New Resource Available to Enhance Patient-Centered Communication Skills—Patient Education: TEACH for Success (TEACH) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) facilitators and clinician coaches now have an effective new online program to help them improve patient-centered communication skills. It’s called DocCom, and NCP’s National Program Manager for Health Behavior Dr. Peg Dundon believes it’s a valuable addition to the tools available to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) staff.  Read more...

Seeing The Change: Veterans Experience the Value of HLA and Health Age at the VA San Diego HCS—When the My HealtheVet HealtheLiving Assessment (HLA) launched earlier this year, former Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Manager Mary Kodiath had already been running successful wellness clinics at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (HCS) for several years. But Kodiath immediately recognized its potential value in the clinic setting. Read more...

Pilot Telephone Lifestyle Coaching Program Benefits VeteransRead more...

What They're Saying About—Read more...  

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NEWS UPDATESRead more... 

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SUCCESS STORIES

Keeping It Off: Vietnam Veteran Macey Paynter Discussed How MOVE!® Helped Him Lose 53 Pounds—Read more...

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