VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Health Promotion Disease Prevention
Take Charge of Your Life!
The vision of the VASLCHCS Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is to help Veterans improve their wellbeing and quality of life. Many chronic diseases can be prevented or improved through healthy lifestyle choices. Small changes over time can improve the way you feel so you can focus on what is important to you.
Healthy Living Messages
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|MOVE is a national weight management program designed by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Learn more about the MOVE! program.|
|Watch how VA Salt Lake City Health Care System's MOVE program helped Air Force Veteran lose over 125 pounds in this Fox 13 news story. Watch the video here.|
|VA Salt lake City Health Care System's MOVE program is a National weight management program for Veterans enrolled in VA Health Care. Rex has lost weight and has also been able to control his diabetes. Watch the video to learn more.|
|Tom Day has been working the program with great success. He has lost over 60 pounds! Check out his story and how MOVE can help you. Watch the video here.
|VA has the tools to help you succeed. Talk to your VA health care provider about how to quit smoking, including getting medication to improve your chances of quitting and a referral to a VA smoking cessation clinic. Learn more about smoking cessation.|
Online Resource for Tobacco Cessation Support
The "QUIT TOBACCO—Make Everyone Proud" website (http://www.ucanquit2.org/ *) is now available to Veterans through a VA partnership with the Department of Defense/TRICARE. This site is targeted to meet the needs of younger active military and Veteran populations by providing online tools to quit tobacco use, such as live chat services, personalized quit plans, and other interactive support systems. The convenience of a 24 hour/7 day a week availability can help meet the needs of Veterans balancing the challenges of readjustment to home, work, and family while also trying to quit tobacco use. From the homepage of the website, Veterans who are enrolled for care in VA can access information tailored for them by clicking on the section "VA Veterans”.
* This link will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites. The link will open in a new window.
Health Resources Link: www.prevention.va.gov
Contact our Health Promotion Disease Prevention Manager:
Joan Heusser, RD, CSR
(801) 582-1565 ext. 4246
- VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
- 801-582-1565 Ext. 4246
Hours of Operation
- 8:00am - 4:30pm