Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) - Kansas City VA Medical Center
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Kansas City VA Medical Center


Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP)

The Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) program is national wide and focuses on changing how the VA provides care to our Veterans. It also assists the Veterans in taking steps to become more involved in their own care through healthy lifestyle changes. There are nine healthy living messages that are focused on to support Veterans in reaching their health change goals:

  • be involved in your health care
  • be tobacco free
  • eat wisely
  • be physically active
  • strive for a healthy weight
  • limit alcohol
  • get recommended screening tests and immunizations,
  • manage stress
  • be safe

At the Kansas City VA, we are fortunate to have a few opportunities to assist Veterans in learning how to be healthier and become a partner in their care. We make it our mission to help our Veterans in improving their quality of health.

Our Quit Tobacco Clinic was revamped and introduced in July 2012. It is co-lead by Shannon Huebert, Ph.D. and Keith Anderson, PharmD. It is a drop in clinic where no appointment or referral is necessary. Methods on quitting and staying tobacco free are discussed. A Pharmacist is available to provide appropriate treatment options and quit tobacco prescriptions. They have had over 500 Veterans come for assistance. Veterans and their caregivers can contact KCVA Whole Health at 816-634-8045 for more information.

The MOVE! Program has a variety of options for participation, including a 12-week program, a Women-Only MOVE! Program, a MOVE! with Diabetes Program, and telephone options! For more information, please contact Aimee Truetken, MOVE! Coordinator at extension 52803.

Learn to Live Better is a program designed by Stanford University that helps Veterans gain the knowledge, skills, and motivational tools to manage the day-to-day realities of chronic conditions. It is a 6 week program with 2 hour sessions one day a week. Veterans, spouses and caregivers can attend. Due to limited space per session, reservations are required. Contact Kim Jackson at 57927 for details.

Contact Info


  • Kansas City VA
    Room MB-591

Contact Number(s)

  • 816-861-4700

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. HPDP