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NCP Highlights Report

This annual publication summarizes the activities of the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

The 2018 NCP Highlights are now available.


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Spotlight on Health: June 2019

 

Be Safe: Prevent Falls

Identifying fall hazards and deciding how best to protect yourself is the first step in reducing or eliminating an injury from a fall. Physical activity and improving your balance can also help you decrease your risk of falling.


All Monthly Prevention Topics include patient handouts to download and useful websites. Many of the topics correlate with the National Health Observances. You can have the handouts available in waiting rooms, health fairs and other educational forums.

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  • May 2019: Be Physically Active Being active can help you feel better right away by reducing stress and improving mood, focus and sleep. Take the first step, get a little more active each day, your way.
  • April 2019: Limit Alcohol Are you thinking about your drinking? Developing or maintaining healthy, moderate drinking habits can help you live a healthier life. Making informed choices about alcohol use can help you reduce risk of numerous problems and improve your overall health. There are many resources to help you successfully limit alcohol if that is something you are considering.
  • March 2019: Eat Wisely Developing or maintaining healthy eating habits can help you live a healthier life. Making informed food choices along with being physically active will help you attain and maintain a healthy weight which can reduce your risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.
  • February 2019: Strive for a Healthy Weight It's your MOVE! Start 2019 off right with strategies to help you reach your weight goals. There is no better time than today to make your plan for improving your nutrition and increasing your physical activity! Setting new goals to attain and help maintain a healthy weight can reduce your risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.
  • January 2019: Be Involved in Your Health Find out ways to become more involved in your health care. How you can work with your health care team to make sure you get answers to all your questions and the best care possible.
  • December 2018: Manage Stress Feeling stressed? It's commonplace. Consider checking out some of these simple options for managing your stress.
  • November 2018: Be Tobacco Free Thinking about quitting? We can help.Quitting tobacco is the number one step to take to improve your health.
  • October 2018: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests Hepatitis C - It is important to keep up with your screening tests and immunizations to prevent certain kinds of illness.
  • September 2018: Be Safe: Prevent STIs Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an STI. STIs are the same thing as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Many STIs do not have symptoms, and you can have an STI and pass it on without knowing it.
  • August 2018: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests Recommendations for preventive services depend on your age, gender, health status, and family history. Find out which immunizations are recommended for you.
  • July 2018: Ask About Low Blood Sugars It is important for patients who have diabetes to talk with their health care provider about selecting a safe and effective blood glucose target range that is based on their own goals, priorities and lifestyles.