Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program page contains health information and disease prevention information for Veterans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
- Be Tobacco Free! Veterans, do you need help to quit smoking or chewing tobacco? http://www.ucanquit2.org/
- Be involved in your own health care - Register for MyHealtheVet to order prescriptions online. (Select "VA Patient" and "Veteran" when registering.)
- To up grade their account and view appointments, see Chemistry/Hematology Lab results or send Secure Messages to your Primary Care Provider (and some specialty care) Veterans will need to In-Person Authenticatie at Portland VA Medical Center or a Community Based Outpatient Clinic with the VA Release Form (PDF)
- When you visit your local VA facility, take a copy of your signed VA Release Form. Give your form to a qualified VA staff member. You will also need to show them a government issued photo identification. This can be your Veteran Identification Card, driver's license or passport. After they verify your information you will have an upgraded account.
- Be safe
- Limit alcohol
- Get recommended screening tests and immunizations
- Be physically active
- Eat Wisely
- Strive for a healthy weight with the VA's own MOVE! program. http://www.portland.va.gov/MOVE/index.asp
- Manage stress
Consumer Safety Alerts: (Links are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement.)
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