VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
What is the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program?
Many Veterans live with chronic disease or are at risk for a chronic disease. In large part this is due a lack of access to preventive care or to unhealthy lifestyle choices. Recognizing this fact, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is shifting its focus from disease management to the overall health and wellness of Veterans. VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has developed the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program specifically to ensure a more holistic, veteran-centered system. The HPDP Program is designed to provide Veterans with comprehensive health education, clinical services and support for self-management of health-related behaviors.
The HPDP Program provides evidence-based recommendations focusing on nine Healthy Living Messages. All of the documents below are in PDF format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Be Tobacco Free
- Be Physically Active
- Eat Wisely
- Strive for a Healthy Weight
- Be Safe
- Manage Stress
- Limit Alcohol
- Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations
- Be Involved in Your Health Care
Each month the HPDP Program will highlight a specific Healthy Living Message, providing education and information on services available throughout the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. For more information, go to the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention website or contact:
- Craig Tenner, M.D., HPDP Program Manager, 423 E. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, 212-686-7500 x5973
- Joanna Dognin, Psy.D., Health Behavior Coordinator, 423 E. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, 212-686-7500 x3170
- Kelly Crotty, M.D., M.P.H., HPDP Program Manager, 800 Poly Place, Brooklyn, NY 11209, 718-836-6600 x8141
- Tara Dewitt, Ph.D., Health Behavior Coordinator, 800 Poly Place, Brooklyn, NY 11209, 718-836-6600 x8958
- All Campuses
- 212-686-7500 Ext. 5973
- 718-836-6600 Ext. 8141
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