Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Strives to Assist Veterans in Every Part of their Health Care. Many Veterans live with a chronic disease. A significant proprtion of these chronic diseases result from unhealthy lifestyles or inadequate preventive care.The mission of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is to ensure the integration of these services into clinical care delivery within the medical center and affliated community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs).
We want to help you improve your health for life. Ask your health care team what you can do today!
Programs to Help You Get Healthy
We want to help our veterans live longer, and healthier lives.
There are nine evidence-based Healthy Living Messages that can help you and your family live a healthy life.
The HPDP Team
Shane Hallowell, BSN, ADN, RN, Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program Manager and Veterans Health Education Coordinator (VHEC) (Extension 5114; email firstname.lastname@example.org). He is responsible for program development and implementation, and supports the delivery and evaluation of clinical preventive services. With the Health Behavior Coordinator, Hallowell co-chairs the HPDP Committee and facilitates "TEACH for Success" training and Motivational Interviewing for staff.
Cheryl Huff, MEd, PsyD, Health Behavior Coordinator (HBC) and Tobacco Cessation Lead Clinician (Extension 5601; email email@example.com). As the Health Behavior expert, she provides training in Motivational Interviewing, TEACH for Success, and health behavior coaching skills to clinical staff. She also provides direct clinical care through MOVE!, Diabetes Education, Tobacco Cessation, Shared Medical Appointments, and consultations. In cooperation with the HPDP, she co-chairs the HPDP/VEC Committee.
Heather Friesen, My HealtheVet Coordinator,extension 6880; email firstname.lastname@example.org. She coordinates the rollout and training for use of MyHealtheVet by Veterans and staff.
The HPDP Committee ensures the integration of health promotion and disease prevention services into clinical care delivery within the medical center and affliated VA community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Committee memebers are appointed by the Medical Center Director and consist of a diverse group of employees involved and interested in the delivery of health promotion and disease prevention services and programs.
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If you have questions or interest in making a healthy living change, please see your primary care team at the VA facility in which you receive care.
- Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
- 843-577-5011 Ext. 6914
Hours of Operation
- Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm