Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program
"Keeping Veterans Well and Well-Informed”
The OKC VAMC HPDP Program staff is committed to raising awareness and improving the life of Veterans by providing comprehensive health education, clinical services and support for health-related behaviors. Together with the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and other specialty programs, such as My HealtheVet, MOVE! and Women Veterans Health, the HPDP Program provides resources that support health promotion and disease prevention needs and interests, which are the key to improving health and preserving life.
Get started on the road toward optimum health and wellness today by following these 9 Healthy Living Core Messages:
Be Involved in Your Health Care
We are here to inform, encourage and support you to live a longer and healthier life!
OKC HPDP Program Points of Contacts:
Have you heard about My HealtheVet?! This web-based tool is a gateway for empowering Veterans to become better partners in their health care. Through My HealtheVet, Veterans and clinicians are able to collaborate to make informed decisions on managing heath care. Click here to go to the My
What can MOVE!® do for you? If you are carrying extra weight, losing it and keeping it off can be one of the best things you can do to protect your health. Excess weight puts you at risk for problems like heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, sleep apnea and gallstones. The best way to manage your weight is to eat wisely and be as physically active as possible. MOVE!® and your VA healthcare team can help you at every step along the way to healthy living and a healthy weight. For more information click here.
Monthly Prevention Topic:
May 2013: Be Physically Active
What does "get into shape" mean?
Some physical activity is better than none and adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits. Physical activity is safe for almost everyone, and the health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks. If you do not have a chronic condition (such as diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis) and you do not have symptoms (e.g., chest pain or pressure, dizziness, or joint pain) you do not need to talk to a health care provider before you become more active. If you have a concern regarding a health condition, talk with your health care team about the types and amounts of activity that are best for you.
Every 10 minute session counts!!!
REMEMBER: Avoid inactivity! Some activity is better than none!
For more information about how to Be Physically Active, visit these sites:
VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention- http://www.prevention.va.gov/Be_Physically_Active.asp
Healthwise® Knowledgebase- Exercise for Health
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS:
Healthfinder- Exercise and Physical Fitness (with links for pregnant women and helping loved ones) http://www.healthfinder.gov/scripts/SearchContext.asp?topic=657
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