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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

  • An introductary class to the basics of nutrition

  • MOVE!® Group classes at a VA Clinic (6 months).

  • Cooking classes. 

  • 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

             - Diabetes

             - High blood pressure

- High cholesterol

- Metabolic syndrome

- Sleep apnea

· Or any BMI with a waist circumference of > 40 inches (men) or 35 inches (women)

Typically, the program is offered to Veterans who are overweight or obese with BMI above 30. Compute your BMI using the BMI Calculator.

How to Enroll in Portland MOVE!

If you are interested in learing more about weight management, talk to your Primary Care team.

 Click here to get the process started.


Who should NOT participate in MOVE!

Veterans with active:

  • 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 Portland VA Medical website).

Program Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road

Mail Code: V3-HPDP

Portland, OR 97239

Contact Info


  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    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