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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)

Healthy living matters. Prevention works.

Our Veteran Health Promotion Disease Prevention program is one of the most powerful tools you can use to improve your overall well-being. The program is based on our whole health approach to care and our healthy living messages which provide basic knowledge to prevent illness and slow disease progression.

  1. Red carpet orientation

    For Veterans new to the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, the first step is the red carpet orientation which will provide you with information regarding your VA health care benefits and health care services offered. We'll also provide information to assist you in navigating the VA, both the building and the system.

    Attend a red carpet welcome orientation

  2. My HealtheVet

    Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

    Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

  3. Whole health

    Whole health puts you at the center of your care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

    To learn more about whole health at Minneapolis VA, attend an Introduction to Whole Health Class. Call 612-725-8194 to schedule.

    Learn more about VA whole health

  4. Healthy living and disease prevention

    Healthy living

    Evidence-based healthy living messages provide information that is important for living a healthy life for you and your family.

    Learn more about VA healthy living

    Minneapolis VA healthy living programs and health services

    Quit tobacco

    If you are trying to quit smoking or want to stop using tobacco, we can help you with support, resources and programs.

    MOVE! Weight Management Program

    We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

    Nutrition, food and dietary care

    Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

    Disease prevention

    Healthy living matters in every aspect of your life. Taking that one step further, prevention works to keep you safe from and aware of the issues that may affect your path to healthy living.

    Learn more about VA disease prevention