Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)
About the Program
Also known as HPDP, the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program is one of the most powerful tools for Veterans and their caregivers to improve the overall well-being of the Veteran. Veterans face some of the most challenging health conditions, yet, are empowered to base informed decisions on evidence-based information at no cost. The program is based on 9 Healthy Living Messages that provide basic knowledge to prevent further illnesses and disease progression. The National Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention (NCP) provides guidance to VA’s across the nation and is also a valuable resource for our nation’s heroes.
The following services are provided:
Diabetes Education Classes:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
10-11 a.m., Prime Care Clinic 4
No appointment needed! Walk-ins Welcomed.
For more information, please contact Aleyamma Baby at 713-794-7237.
Thinking about quitting smoking? Let us help you! Join our Vets Kick Butts smoking cessation group. For more information, please contact Susan Bogard at 713-791-1414, extension 28768.
MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by NCP to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. For more information, please contact Jordyn Forsyth, Dietitian, at 713-791-1414, extension 26166.
Get Recommending Screenings and Immunizations:
VHA aims to help you stay healthy. Staying Healthy: Recommendations for Men lists the preventive health services that VHA recommends for men.
VHA aims to help you stay healthy. Staying Healthy: Recommendations for Women lists the preventive health services that VHA recommends for women.
The Wellness and Fitness Center offers state of the art commercial grade equipment with membership options available for Veteran patients, employees, contractors, and volunteers.
Healthy Living During Stressful Times
Nine Healthy Living Messages:
Click each link below to learn about each message. One click can be the next step toward a healthier you!
Susan Bogard, BSN, RN
HPDP Program Manager
713-791-1414, extension 28768
- Main Building
- 713-791-1414 Ext. 28768
Hours of Operation
- Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-4:30 p.m.