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Fargo VA Health Care System

 

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

Be Involved In Your Health Care: You can play an active role when you have a visit with your health care team. To get the most out of your visit, plan the questions you want to ask and the things you want to discuss. Be sure to leave the visit with information about your care.

Thinking of quitting tobacco? Your health care team at VA wants to help. Check out these resources on your own, or contact your PACT team for assistance. https://www.prevention.va.gov/MPT/2018/November_2018.asp  

We have quit lines, workbooks, telephone apps, and people who specialize in helping you quit tobacco. Consider making a date to quit smoking for at least 24 hours on November 15 during the Great American Smokeout!

Eat Wisely – Healthy Food Matters! We all know eating healthy can maximize your health and reduce the risk of developing obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

Healthy eating patterns include eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, an assortment of protein including lean meats and legumes (beans and peas), limiting calories in food and beverage choices, and limiting trans fats and added sugars.

The path to improving health through nutrition is developing an eating pattern that is right for YOU.

We have a many resources to help you get started today:

https://www.move.va.gov/docs/NewHandouts/Standard/S06_MakingHealthyFoodChoicesWithAHealthyPlate.pdf




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You are invited to attend the Gateway to Healthy Living Class! If you have been thinking about making a healthy lifestyle change, this program is for you. No matter what change you would like to make, we can help. The program is designed to be flexible and support your choice about what matters the most to you. For some, it is eating wisely or being physically active, managing stress or losing weight. We work with you on any health goals.

You may find it helpful to complete the HealtheLiving Assessment.  You can find it on the MyhealtheVet website: www.myhealth.va.gov. Click on the healtheliving assessment link.

You can find us in Room 1D-42 the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

Call 701-239-3700, ext. 3130 or 3131, for more information about Gateway to Healthy Living.   

Healthy Living Messages

 

Click on a picture to view the brochure

Doctor with woman.

Man and woman walking.

Be Involved In Your Health Care

Be Physically Active

Fruit in a store.

 

Scale and measuring tape

Eat Wisely

Strive For A Healthy Weight

Happy man and woman.

 

Man and woman in car wearing seat belts.

 

Manage Stress

Be Safe

Calendar with date circled.

Glass of liquid with hand over top.

Be Tobacco Free

Limit Alcohol

Woman getting blood pressure checked.

 

Get Recommended Screening Tests & Immunizations

 

 

MOVE! logo  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.
   
Smoking cessation image  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.
   
My HealtheVet logo  My HealtheVet is a free, online personal health record. It is available 24/7, where ever there is internet access. Learn more about My Healthevet.
   
 

Health Resources Link: www.prevention.va.gov 

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Contact our Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager:

Brittany Sjolie, BSN, RN
701-239-3700 ext: 4039

Contact Info

Location

  • Fargo VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 701-232-3241 Ext. 4039

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm