MOVE! Weight Management Program | VA Eastern Colorado Health Care
move! For overweight VA Registered Veterans (ages 18-70) who think they could benefit from MOVE! And people who are motivated to make lifestyle changes. Veterans who are 70 years of age or older or have a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 25 and 30 have the option to enroll. MOVE NO CO-PAYMENTS! program.
If you would like to attend an induction class, please ask your healthcare team or call 303-283-5300 or send us the Safety Information About My Healthelectronicveterinary.
action! The program is offered in three distinct phases within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System.
stage 1 is a 16-week program in which veterans attend classes with the same group of veterans each week. Phase 1 is offered in the clinic, via WebEx conference call, or via the VA Video Connect app. The Veterans Workbook and Food & Activities used in Phase 1 are available here: Veterans Materials – Mobile! Weight Management Program.
stage 2 move! This program allows veterans to continue to receive support in achieving their health goals through continuing education. Phase 2 allows veterans more flexibility in deciding when and how they attend classes. Stage 2 is considered complete when one has taken five courses from each subject area. Phase 2 is offered in the clinic, via WebEx conference call, or via the VA Video Connect app.
The third phase move! The program is monthly group sessions designed to provide ongoing support in achieving health goals for as long as needed. Phase 3 is offered in the clinic, via WebEx conference call, or via the VA Video Connect app.
other ways to participate
Move remotely! is the home telemedicine version of MOVE! program. Move remotely! Deliver virtual daily interactions for 90 days through in-home messaging, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), or web browser-based technology. To learn more, call 303-283-5300 for an orientation session.
move!coach is a mobile app that offers self-study courses. Call every Monday, bring a MOVE! Clinician involvement is required. To learn more, call 303-283-5300 for an orientation session.
positive action (BAM Virtual Fitness Classes) are group exercise classes offered through VA Video Connect in addition to MOVE!. program. Veterans can take BAM at any stage of MOVE! program. Please consult your MOVE instructor for more information.
Weight loss pills Works best when combined with diet and activity changes. Must be willing to use the drug as part of a weight loss program. Eastern Colorado Health Care System currently offers four different medications to help manage obesity. Participation in the MOVE! program is a requirement for medication, but participation in the MOVE! There is no guarantee that you will be given a prescription. Follow up regularly with MOVE! Needed to keep your prescriptions up to date.
Metabolic and bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is available for some veterans who are still severely obese after trying other methods of weight loss or who suffer from obesity-related diseases. Interested candidates must complete the required MOVE! Educate and meet initial eligibility criteria for bariatric surgery evaluation.