MOVE Weight Management - VA Portland Health Care System
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MOVE Weight Management

The best way to manage your weight is to eat smart and be physically active. Move!® is a national weight management program that helps Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Move!® focuses on health and wellness through nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change.

Features of the VA Portland Health Care System
MOVE!® Program

  • Introductory Basics of Weight Management class
  • Eight month MOVE!® Program: attend classes at a VA Clinic covering the topics of nutrition, physical activity and behavior change for weight loss
  • MOVE!® Coach Mobile App: program available through free app on i-phone/i-pad and android phones
  • Support by MOVE!® Buddy volunteers and staff

You qualify for MOVE!® if you have:

  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 30
  • A BMI 25-30 with an obesity-related condition

              - High blood pressure
              - Diabetes
              - High cholesterol
              - Metabolic syndrome
              - Sleep apnea

  • Or any BMI with a waist circumference of > 40 inches (men) or 35 inches (women)
  • Support by MOVE!® Buddy volunteers and staff

Compute your BMI using the BMI Calculator.

How to Enroll in Portland MOVE!

If you are interested in learing more about weight management, ask your primary care team to schedule you for the MOVE!

Basics of Weight Management class offered at these clinics:

  • Bend
  • Fairview
  • Hillsboro
  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Vancouver
  • West Linn

Click here to take an online health assessment for weight management.

Who should NOT participate in MOVE!

Veterans with active:

  • Cancer
  • Eating Disorder
  • COPD
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Neurological Disorder
  • Long term care facility residents
  • Renal Disease
  • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
  • Active Psychosis or Substance Abuse
  • other conditions where weight loss is not advised

Want to know more about Portland VAMC MOVE!?  

Watch this 18-minute video for more information.  (This link will take you away from the VA Portland Health Care System website).

Read success stories from your fellow Veterans here.

Program Contact Information;

503-220-3482 or 1-800-949-1004 ext. 53482

Mailing Address;

Mail Code: V5-MOVE
1601 E. Fourth Plain
Vancouver, WA 98661

Contact Info


  • Nutrition and Food Service
    Bldg 11, 3rd floor
    Vancouver, WA

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-220-3482 Ext. 53482
  • 800-949-1004 Ext. 53482

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm