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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (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.

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 10 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

  • When: Monday - Friday
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., CST
  • Where: Room 3c 123, 3rd floor by Green elevator

To schedule an appointment, please contact Aleyamma Baby at 713-794-7237.

Tobacco cessation

Thinking about quitting? Let us help you! When you’re trying to quit tobacco, counseling or medication increase your chance of success. Using these two together offers the best chance of quitting. From casual self-help to one-on-one counseling, your VA has options to help you quit for good.

Join our tobacco cessation group. We are currently offering group participation by video and telephone conference only.

The group meets weekly for 60 minutes and you can start attending at any time. This is a drop-in group; no referral is required. There is no co-pay for attending tobacco treatment.

Need extra support during the week?

Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838), 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Monday-Friday to speak to a tobacco quit coach in English or Spanish. QuitVET connects Veterans to a trained counselor who can help develop a quit plan and provide ongoing counseling and support.

Prefer to text or find support online?

  • Text VET (or VETesp for Spanish) to 47848 to receive texts with tips and tools to beat cravings.
  • Text URGE, STRESS, SMOKED, or DIPPED to 47848 for extra support.
  • Follow the SmokefreeVET Facebook page for tips and encouragement from other Veterans.
  • Download Stay Quit Coach, VA’s interactive quit tobacco app. Available for IOS or Android in your app store.
  • Find more VA resources on how to quit.

For more information, please contact Dr. Zina Peters at 281-797-8662.

MOVE! Program

MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by NCP to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. 

Learn more about our MOVE! Program.

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.

Staying Healthy: Recommendations for Women lists the preventive health services that VHA recommends for women.

Here are ten evidence-based Healthy Living messages for you and your family. Each contains information that is important for living a healthy life. Choose the link for the message that interests you.

  1. Sleep well
  2. Get recommended screening tests and immunizations
  3. Be involved in your health care
  4. Manage stress
  5. Be tobacco free
  6. Limit alcohol
  7. Be safe
  8. Strive for a healthy weight
  9. Be physically active
  10. Eat wisely


Dr. Zina Peters, PsyD, MPH
Health Behavior Coordinator