Deciding to get started is the first step! Here are the next steps:
Contact your VA MOVE! Program directly or let your VA Primary Care team know that you are interested in MOVE!.
Listen to the What is the MOVE! Program? podcast to learn about participating in the various program options.
- MOVE! Group Sessions has the greatest evidence for success and is the most common way Veterans participate in MOVE!. Clinician-led groups meet regularly and follow a structured discussion format. To enable more Veterans to participate, many medical centers provide video and telephone conferencing as well as long-term groups for weight maintenance.
- TeleMOVE! is for Veterans who may benefit from frequent reminders to stay on track with their weight management goals. This includes daily interaction with in-home messaging technologies (such as a phone or computer) to receive health education messages and clinician contact as needed.
- MOVE! Coach is a mobile app for Veterans who prefer to manage their weight on their own. Brief check-ins with a MOVE! clinician may be available at VA facilities that offer MOVE! Coach with Care. Simply go to the App Store on any iOS or Android device and download the app now!
- Weight Loss Medications and Bariatric Surgery are treatment options that may be offered to Veterans who continue to struggle with weight-related issues.
Please note that treatment options vary by facility.