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VHA National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION (NCP) is a field-based national program office of the VHA Office of Patient Care Services that strives to improve the quality of life for Veterans by providing VA clinicians with evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention practices. An all-encompassing culture of health promotion and disease prevention throughout the continuum of care that supports Veterans in achieving optimal health and well-being. In 1992, Congress established a National Center for Preventive Health (Public Law 102-585, subchapter II, section 7318) and specified that it would be a field-based program office of the VA Central Office. The Durham (NC) VA Medical Center was selected, and the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) opened there in 1995. From 1997 to 1999, NCP conducted an annual Veterans Health Survey of the preventive services received by Veterans. Weight management became the focus in 2001, and with it, a comprehensive weight management program for VHA VHA National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention mission include Advocate for health promotion, disease prevention, and health education, Advise VHA leadership on evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention policy, Provide programs, education, resources, coordination, guidance, and oversight for the field to enhance health, well-being, and quality of life for Veterans. Conducted programs such as Veterans Health Education and Information, Clinical Preventive Services, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. An evidence-based weight management program for Veterans, that has helped over 600,000 patients lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.   Jane Kim is the Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine. She joined NCP as the Deputy Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine in 2013, arriving from the Durham (NC) VAMC, where she had been a primary care provider since 2005 and Womens Health Medical Director.  

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